Akamonkai Japanese Language School

Akamonkai Japanese Language School



Since 1985, Akamonkai Japanese Language School in Tokyo has provided high-quality Japanese education to over 20,000 students from 80 countries. As part of Arai Gakuen, it operates two campuses and offers intensive, diverse level courses tailored for university preparation and JLPT success. Known for its affordable courses, student visa sponsorship, and job support, Akamonkai caters to a global student body, fostering a multicultural environment. Its focus on rapid progress makes it an ideal choice for those seeking comprehensive Japanese language education.

EnrollmentJanuary. April. July. October
Visa TypeStudent Visa for Long-Term / Tourist Visa for Short-Term
AddressMain School: 6-39-12 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0014
Nippori School: 2-54-4 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku Tokyo 116-0013
PhoneMain School: +81-(0)3-3806-6102
Nippori School: +81-(0)3-3806-6106


Diverse and Engaging Language Classes

Our experienced Japanese instructors, native speakers themselves, prioritize effective teaching with a focus on details. We understand the impact peers have on learning, so we carefully organize classes based on students’ Japanese proficiency, study goals, and a diverse mix of nationalities. For beginners, we offer classes progressing at two distinct speeds, accommodating everyone’s language and educational backgrounds.

Vibrant Multinational Student Community

Our school is a melting pot of cultures, hosting around 1,800 students from over 50 countries. This diverse environment ensures ample opportunities for practicing Japanese. Students engage in various school-led activities and trips, fostering interactions and cultural exchange in numerous settings.

Comprehensive Student Support

We offer conveniently located student dormitories near the campus. Our multilingual staff and advisors are always ready to assist with various procedures, including job searches, healthcare guidance, and personal counseling. Students also receive tailored advice for career advancement or higher education pursuits.


When I was job hunting, my Business Class teacher was always there to check my resume. The interview exercises through role play were done once or twice a week outside of class. It helped me to become familiar with the tensed atmosphere of the actual interviews and practice speaking techniques. Before receiving your job offer, you may often be rejected in the selection process. However, you may not be as disheartened if you acknowledge that rejection is a common occurrence for job hunting in Japan. You’ll be more likely to pass the interview. Countless students went into the interviews perfectly prepared but still didn’t pass the selection. That’s why I think it’s beneficial to take as many interviews as you possibly can, even if you aren’t good at it. Time goes by very quickly, and you don’t need to have it perfect from the start. Rather than spending too much time preparing, put your skills into actual practice first!


I find it better to learn a language in that language’s native country than to study in my home country. It was great to be able to grow up away from a familiar environment where I could find out what I wanted to do in the future. It was good stimulus to be able to get access to various information about going on to higher education. I recommend you to study Japanese outside of school by watching TV, reading books, and talking to Japanese people as much as possible.


There are quizzes every day at Akamonkai, and it’s hard but you can improve quickly. The teacher also taught me about Japanese life and culture, and answered questions well. Also, in preparation for going on to higher education, I was able to pass the exam safely because the teacher corrected my application documents carefully. In the future, I would like to work on environmental issues around the world and educational support for children. Make sure you have a firm goal in mind and be prepared to do what you need to achieve it.



General Course

In Akamonkai’s General Course, students embark on a long-term journey to master the Japanese language, supported by a student visa. This course is meticulously tailored to cater to varying skill levels and learning speeds, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. Our proficient teachers guide students through an immersive curriculum that encompasses a balanced blend of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Japanese, aimed at enhancing overall language competence. Additionally, the course includes targeted preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), helping students achieve high scores and acquire versatile language skills applicable in diverse contexts.

For those aspiring to further their education at prestigious universities or specialized schools post-graduation, Akamonkai offers extensive expertise in placing students in top educational institutions. Our experienced class teachers and specialized staff provide individualized advice, ensuring each student finds a path to higher education that aligns with their goals. Apart from Japanese language instruction, the General Course at Akamonkai also offers optional classes for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), catering to students’ specific academic aspirations.

Akamonkai’s commitment extends to students aiming for professional careers in Japan. The General Course includes comprehensive individual consulting on job search strategies, resume crafting, and interview techniques, all conducted by our specialized staff. Additionally, our group company facilitates job placements, offering students valuable referrals to various companies in Japan. This long-term course at Akamonkai is an ideal pathway for those seeking to immerse themselves in Japanese culture, language, and professional opportunities.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

1yr 3mos1yr 6mos1yr 9mos2yrs
Tuition 1st Year720,000720,000720,000720,000
Tuition 2nd Year180,000360,000540,000720,000
Facilities 2nd Year10,00020,00030,00040,000
University Preparatory Curriculum

Akamonkai’s University Preparatory Curriculum offers a comprehensive long-term program for students to study Japanese on a student visa. This curriculum, accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, is specifically designed for students who have completed fewer than 12 years of education in their home countries, providing them the necessary qualifications to apply to Japanese universities. A key advantage of this course over the general course is the extended duration of the visa provided.

At Akamonkai, students enrolled in the University Preparatory Curriculum have the opportunity to take preparatory courses for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) without any additional cost. This is a significant benefit for those aiming to pursue higher education in Japan. Moreover, the Japanese language curriculum and career support offered in this program are on par with the exceptional standards found in Akamonkai’s general course.

This curriculum is an ideal choice for students seeking an immersive and supportive environment to enhance their Japanese language skills and prepare academically for university education in Japan.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

1yr 6mos2yrs
Tuition 1st Year756,000756,000
Tuition 2nd Year378,000756,000
Facilities 1st Year40,00040,000
Facilities 2nd Year20,00040,000
Business Employment Class

Akamonkai’s Business Employment Class is specifically designed to equip students with the necessary tools and skills for a successful career in Japan. In this class, participants will secure study abroad visas, enabling them to delve deeply into advanced Japanese language studies. The curriculum goes beyond language proficiency, offering extensive training in business etiquette, a crucial skillset for professional success in Japan. Additionally, the course includes practical training in Microsoft Office software, ensuring students are well-prepared for modern office environments.

This class is uniquely tailored to enhance the innate strengths of study abroad students. We focus on nurturing their linguistic abilities, fostering their international perspectives, encouraging their ambitious spirit, and developing their adaptability to diverse environments. Akamonkai is committed to providing comprehensive support throughout the journey of our students, guiding them at every step towards securing employment in Japanese companies.

The Business Employment Class at Akamonkai is more than just a language course; it’s a gateway to professional opportunities in Japan, blending language acquisition with essential business skills.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

1yr (April/October)
Special Class Support Fee56,000
Semi-regular Course・Short-term Course

Akamonkai Japanese Language School offers an exciting opportunity through its Short-Term Course, designed for individuals who can either secure a visa independently or hail from countries exempt from short-term visa requirements. This course promises an immersive learning experience in Japanese, mirroring the comprehensive support and curriculum provided in our longer-term student visa programs, such as the General Course. Participants of the Short-Term Course enjoy the same level of academic and administrative support as their long-term counterparts, ensuring a rich and effective language acquisition journey. Upon completion, students have the flexibility to transition into other student visa courses offered by Akamonkai, enabling them to extend their study and deepen their mastery of the Japanese language. This option is perfect for those seeking a flexible and supportive environment to kickstart or continue their Japanese language studies.

FEE(Japanese Yen)




Akamonkai Japanese Language School offers an extensive range of student dormitories, ensuring comfortable and convenient living close to its campuses. These dormitories, an integral part of the Akamonkai experience, are strategically located to facilitate easy access to campus either on foot or by a brief bicycle ride. Positioned within a five-minute walk from the nearest train stations, they provide seamless connectivity to various parts of the city.

One of the standout features of the Akamonkai Dormitory system is its affordability. Owning a considerable number of dormitories allows Akamonkai to offer very reasonable rental rates. This affordability is coupled with simple entry procedures, making the transition to life in Japan smooth and hassle-free for students. Each dormitory is well-equipped with essential kitchen appliances, furniture, and internet access, eliminating the need for complicated applications or additional expenses. Students can, therefore, enjoy a comfortable living environment from the moment they arrive in Japan.

While students may indicate their dormitory preferences, assignments are subject to availability. Adding to the dormitory options, Akamonkai has recently inaugurated the “Minami Kouen Dormitory”, a women-only facility with private rooms, providing a safe and comfortable living space for female students. This addition underscores Akamonkai’s commitment to accommodating the diverse needs of its international student body.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

1yr1yr 3mos1yr 6mos1yr 9mos2yrs
Total480,000 – 780,000585,000 – 960,000690,000–1,140,000795,000 – 1,132,000900,000 – 1,500,000

Please inquire about other course and accommodation options.


Class TimeMorning Class
9:00 AM – 12:20 PM
Afternoon Class
13:10 PM – 16:30 PM
*Either morning or afternoon class based on your level of Japanese.
Hours/Week20 Hours / Week
Course LengthLong-Term
〜 2 years
3 months 〜



6-12 Months Prior to Enrollment
3 Months Prior to Enrollment

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Akamonkai Japanese Language School was established in July 1985 in front of the Red Gate of the University of Tokyo. It was recognized as an educational corporation in September 2005. To date, it has graduated over 20,000 students from more than 80 countries and regions around the world.

Currently, with four campuses in Nippori, Tokyo, and a capacity of about 2,000 students, the school has expanded significantly. It offers finely-tuned class organization and curricula to meet various goals such as further education, employment, and skill enhancement, providing an optimal environment for achieving individual objectives. In recent years, Akamonkai consistently welcomes a balanced mix of international students from over 50 countries and regions worldwide.

This diversity allows students with different backgrounds to communicate in Japanese, fostering an international sensibility. In such an environment, Akamonkai is dedicated to meeting new needs, with all staff committed to supporting students from enrollment to post-graduation career paths, aiming to cultivate talents who can thrive in Japan and around the world.

Tokiyoshi Arai(President)


Studying Japanese in Tokyo offers immersion in a vibrant cultural mix where tradition meets modernity. Students experience language learning amidst historical landmarks and cutting-edge urban life. This diverse environment enriches understanding, while Tokyo’s efficient transport facilitates exploration, making it an ideal setting for a comprehensive and dynamic educational experience.


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