Japanese Language Classes

There are two opportunities for more formal learning. OIA - The Okazaki International Association (OIA) offers group Japanese Language classes taught by volunteers. The classes are free, and anyone can participate. For further information and the schedule, please contact the OIA through the City Hall. Depending on the schedule, the volunteer classes are taught in two locations:

Saturdays - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
at the Tatsumigaoka Kaikan in Higashi Myodaiji-cho, east of Higashi Okazaki station.

2nd/3rd/4th Sundays & on Thursdays - 10.00am to 12.00pm
in Aoi Hall on the campus of the Yamasa Institute (Okazaki's Japanese Language School) in Hane-cho.

The volunteer classes are useful. For more formal lessons from more qualified instructors it is also possible to study Japanese at the Yamasa Institute, either part-time, full-time (visa sponsorship available), in private classes or to even study Japanese via distance learning through the internet. The Yamasa Institute is part of the non-profit Hattori Foundation, one of the oldest educational philanthropies in Japan, established in Okazaki City in 1919.