ISI Career and Language Academy – Tokyo

ISI Career and Language Academy – Tokyo

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The ISI Career and Language Academy, with its campuses in Shibuya and Harajuku, Tokyo, stands as a beacon for those aspiring to excel in the Japanese business world. From its strategic location in Tokyo’s cultural and business hub, the academy specializes in equipping students with business-level Japanese right from the beginner stage, emphasizing real-life application over traditional grammar constraints. Through a unique learning method and comprehensive career support tailored to individual goals, students develop vital business communication skills and prepare for various professional scenarios. The academy’s strong network and expertise in job placement further enhance opportunities for internships and workshops, making it an ideal choice for career-driven individuals looking to navigate the Japanese job market or embark on entrepreneurial ventures.

EnrollmentJanuary. April. July. October
Visa TypeStudent Visa for Long-Term / Tourist Visa for Short-Term
AddressShibuya: 1F Hulic Shibuya 1-Chome Bldg., 1-3-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Harajuku: 6F JRE Jingumae Media Square Bldg., 6-25-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
PhoneShibuya: +81-(0)3-5960-1335
Harajuku: +81-(0)3-5960-1335


Integrated Business Japanese Training

At ISI Career and Language Academy, the focus is on blending Japanese language education with business acumen. This unique approach aims at bolstering students’ business Japanese and professional skills concurrently, setting it apart as a specialized institution for those looking to enter the Japanese workforce or launch a business.

The Cultural and Business Nexus

Located in Shibuya and Harajuku, the heart of Tokyo’s culture and business scene, the academy offers a vibrant learning environment. Shibuya is not just a fashion and art district but also a tech and business hub, home to major corporations like Google Japan, providing students with a glimpse into Japan’s forefront of innovation.

Strategic Corporate Connections

Through established business partnerships, ISI Group significantly aids its students in securing employment within Japan’s diverse job market. The academy’s expertise in career placement is evidenced by its ability to offer internships and job fairs across various sectors, leveraging years of experience and strong corporate connections.


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Long-Term Course (First Year / Yearly)

The ISI Japanese Language School offers a comprehensive Academic/General Japanese course with flexible enrollment options at their Takadanobaba, Ikebukuro, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagano campuses. The course structure aligns with the Japanese academic year, starting in April. It features a dedicated class teacher system for personalized support, extensive career guidance including regular meetings and on-demand consultations, and elective classes from Intermediate II level catering to diverse goals like university preparation and job hunting. Special programs like the “Top University Preparation Class” are available for students aiming for elite institutions. Moreover, the school encourages meaningful engagement through off-campus events and international exchange opportunities.

The Career Japanese Course at ISI Japanese Language School is tailored for individuals aiming to enhance their professional Japanese language abilities for better career prospects in Japan. This program focuses on developing clear and effective communication skills, which are highly valued by Japanese employers. It offers a unique blend of practical business Japanese education, starting from the beginner level, and integrates career development into daily learning. With an emphasis on three core skills – Japanese language proficiency, business acumen, and social competence – the course prepares students for the Japanese workplace through a combination of language training, business skills education, and social skill development. The program features personalized career support, innovative mentoring, and a curriculum that addresses the expectations of Japanese companies, ensuring students are well-equipped to succeed in Japan’s business environment.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

Academic JapaneseAcademic JapaneseCareer JapaneseCareer JapaneseAcademic JapaneseAcademic JapaneseGeneral Japanese
Visa Application Fee22,00022,00022,00022,00022,00022,00022,000
Admission Fee77,00077,00077,00077,00077,00077,00077,000
Material Fee44,00044,00044,00044,00044,00044,00044,000
Facility Fee44,00044,00056,00056,00044,00044,00033,000
Short-Term Course (1 Term / 10 Weeks)

The Short-Term General Japanese Course at ISI Japanese Language School is designed for individuals on non-student visas, such as working holiday or spouse visas, offering a flexible study duration starting from just 2 weeks. This program enables students to intensively learn all facets of the Japanese language, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar, tailored to their proficiency level. It accommodates beginners and those with prior knowledge, with entry points throughout the year in April, July, October, and January, supplemented by a preliminary level assessment for accurate class placement. The course also offers specialized classes for graduate school preparation, EJU and JLPT exam preparation, and practical conversation skills, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience aimed at diverse academic and professional goals.

The Short-Term Career Japanese Program at ISI Japanese Language School is designed for individuals looking to enhance their career opportunities in Japan, whether through employment or entrepreneurship. Starting from the beginner level, the course focuses on practical “Japanese for Business,” teaching essential communication skills, business etiquette, and the use of honorific language necessary for professional environments. Students also learn to write business documents, requiring a personal laptop for participation. The course offers four enrollment periods annually and includes a preliminary level check for class placement. Additionally, it supports students on working holiday visas with job placement assistance. ISI Group’s proven track record in career support and business Japanese education makes this program ideal for those aiming to succeed in the Japanese business world.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

General JapaneseGeneral JapaneseShort-Term Career JapaneseShort-Term Career JapaneseEvening CourseGeneral JapaneseGeneral JapaneseGeneral Japanese
Admission Fee20,00020,00020,00020,00020,00020,00020,00020,000
Material Fee11,00011,00011,00011,00011,00011,00011,00011,000
Facility Fee11,00011,00014,00014,00014,00011,00011,0008,250

*Evening Course at Harajuku Campus will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (3 days a week) at 19:10~20:50 (45 minutes x 2 lesson).
*The minimum application period is 2 weeks. However, the minimum application period for “Short-term Career Japanese” at Shibuya Campus, “Short-term Career Japanese” and “Evening Course” at Harajuku Campus is 4 weeks.


Long Stay Price (1 Term)

For long-term stays, ISI Japanese Language School offers a comprehensive range of accommodation options to suit diverse student needs and budgets. Choices include student houses with single to triple rooms for those seeking affordability and community, homestays for immersive cultural experiences, guesthouses for international interaction, and weekly mansions for more private, self-contained living. These accommodations cater to preferences for safety, cultural learning, socializing, and independence, with varying distances from the school to ensure convenient commutes. Facilities and room configurations differ, providing a tailored approach to student living and enhancing the overall educational experience in Japan.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

Student HouseTypeTokyoOsakaKyotoNagano

*For Tokyo and Kyoto Campus, it is possible to apply for two terms with a lump-sum payment for October term students only. In this case, the facility fee (30,000 yen) will be waived.
*Nagano Campus will waive the entrance fee and facility fee (50,000 yen) if you make a lump-sum payment for 6 months when you enter the dormitory.

Short Stay Price (4 Weeks)

Short-term stays at ISI Japanese Language School are designed for flexibility, allowing students to choose from student houses, guesthouses, homestays, and weekly mansions for 4-week periods. These options accommodate individuals seeking brief, immersive language learning experiences, from those preferring the communal environment of shared accommodations to those desiring the privacy of a fully equipped apartment. Each type of accommodation is selected to offer comfort, convenience, and an opportunity to engage with the language and culture, regardless of the duration of the stay. Prices and specific amenities vary by campus, ensuring that short-term students have access to suitable, quality housing within easy commuting distance to the school.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

Accommodation TypeRoom TypeTokyoOsakaKyotoNagano
Student HouseSingle142,000 –125,200 –101,200 –
Twin106,800 –92,800 –76,000
Guest HouseSingle142,000 –136,400 –
Twin106,800 –106,800 –
HomestaySingle186,600 –186,600 –186,600 –186,600
Weekly MansionSingle213,600 –213,600 –
Twin141,500 –

Please inquire about other course and accommodation options.


Class TimeMorning Class
8:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Afternoon Class
13:00 PM – 16:10 PM
*Either morning or afternoon class based on your level of Japanese.
Hours/Week20 Hours / Week
Course LengthLong-Term
1 year – 2 years
3 months – 6 months



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

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Our Japanese language school, launched in Shibuya in 2023, is dedicated to providing business Japanese education and employment assistance tailored for professionals aiming to work in Japan. Distinct from typical language schools, our student demographic predominantly comprises individuals in their late 20s to 40s, holding university degrees or higher, and bringing diverse work and life experiences from across the globe. Our vibrant student community features a mix of nationalities from Asia, Europe, Central, and South America, fostering lively and enriching interactions.

Success in Japan’s job market hinges on both professional and language skills. Prior to arrival, assess how your work background can be leveraged in Japan and understand the Japanese (and English) language requirements for your desired job sector. For those whose native languages significantly differ from Japanese, starting your language studies early is advisable to navigate the learning curve more effectively.

Nozaki Takunosuke (Vice-Principle)


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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