Japanese Course General

Course Description

In addition to acquiring proficiency in hearing, speaking, reading and writing Japanese, the purpose of this course is to gain a broader understanding of Japan. This includes its culture and customs, through extra-curricular activities, such as study tours of corporations as well as get-acquainted gatherings and local events. In acquiring the necessary proficiency in Japanese required for study at a university or professional school in Japan, Japanese language students study by the direct learning method in small classes geared to their ability. There is also a special curriculum to prepare students for Japanese language ability tests for which students of our school have a high passing rate. The school year is divided into three trimesters. In the beginner's course, students are trained to reach the third level of Japanese language ability. In the intermediate course and 1.5 years course, they are trained to reach the first or second level. 

Course Summary: (Advertised Course)

Japanese Course
Maximum number of studentsDate of entryLength of courseCourse time
Beginner's(1 year)20April1 yearDaily(Monday to Friday) 24 class hours per week
Intermediate(1 year)20April1 yearDaily(Monday to Friday) 24 class hours per week
Beginner's(1.5 years)20October1.5 yearsDaily(Monday to Friday) 24 class hours per week

Requirements for taking the courses: 

At least 12 years of schooling. 

Course fees:

Japanese courseEntrance feeCourse feeCharge for use of facilitiesTotal
1 year60,000yen500,000yen60,000yen620,000yen
1.5 years60,000yen750,000yen90,000yen900,000yen

* Additional charges include the following:
Application processing fee:20,000 yen
Course materials:Approximately 20,000 yen/year
Medical examination fee Approximately:Approximately 3,000 yen

Method of Payment:

Please pay the entire course fee upon receiving notice of acceptance (although payment by installments can be also arranged upon consultation). 

The following chart is a guide to payment by installments:
Time / Amount1 year course1.5 years course
 End of September150,000yen150,000yen
 End of December100,000yen100,000yen

No course fees can be returned after payment. However, should an applicant's residence qualifications not be recognized, the full amount will be refunded. If the applicant wishes to continue the intermediate course after completing the beginner's course, the entrance fee and application processing fee are exempted. As for the other costs, the class materials fee, general insurance for foreign students and medical examination fee should be paid upon admission to the institution.

Qualifications for residence: 

A pre-college student visa is issued to students of this institution's Japanese language course which is for students residing and studying in Japan. 


In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in Japan, our academy asks that foreign students have a sponsor while residing in Japan. 

Regulations for acting as a sponsor: 
Must be living in Japan (as a general rule, in Mihara or environs) and must be gainfully employed. If the sponsor is a foreigner, he or she must have resided at least 10 years in Japan and have a good understanding of Japanese.

Role of the sponsor:
•Carrying out admission procedures on behalf of the applicant. •Assuring that the foreign student studying in Japan does not conduct activities other than those allowed for such students. •Providing necessary guidance and assistance to the student regarding studies and daily life. Guaranteeing living expenses and travel expenses back to the student's home country. 

School Life Lodgings: 

The school has a dormitory. Students wishing to reside in the dormitory should apply. Lodgings:15,000 yen/month according to room. Utilities:Actual costs incurred. Rents for private apartments range between 30,000 and 50,000 yen a month in addition to an honorarium(reikin) and a deposit (shikikin) which are both paid at the outset. 

Living expenses: 

Although this depends on the individual,food costs are generally between 30,000 and 50,000 yen a month, not including ordinary living costs. Students may work part-time for a maximum of four hours a day after having lived for six months in Japan and after applying for permission for a part-time job, if they wish. Students are advised not to work part-time unless absolutely necessary. 


Students at this institution take out the following forms of insurance as a provision against unexpected accident or illness: National Health Insurance (Kokumin Kenko Hoken): Approximately 18,000 yen/year or approximately 2,000 yen/month Approximately 10,000 yen/year General insurance for students studying abroad (Ryugakusei Sogo Hoken): * This institution conducts regular medical examinations which students are urged to undergo. 

Scholarship system: 

This institution has its own scholarship program. Also, students can recieve scholarships such as a prize for excellence and perfect attendance from our support group which provides many forms of assistance to this institution's students.

Guidance regarding daily life and studies: 

Students having problems or worries regarding daily can consult with us at any life, studies, or promotion time. We also conduct regular interviews about studies.

School activities:

In addition to classes, this institute also holds extra-curricular activities such as study tours of corporations, field trips, as well as sports events, get-acquainted gatherings and festivals. We promote exchange with Japanese students and the local community, enabling students to experience Japanese culture and customs. Also, our support group provides many forms of assistance to students studying abroad.

The Process from Application to Admission.

1. Application Procedures 

Application documents:

a. For applicants

1. Application form (With photograph attached) 
2. Written statement of reasons for application for school and Department of Justice(To be completed by the applicant.)  
3. Certificate of graduation from the last institution attended (original)
4. Record of performance from the last institution attended (original) Official statement verifying this record
5. Certificate of being in school (original)(For those who are presently enrolled in an educational institution.)  
    Certificate from last employer (original)(For those who have a record of employment following graduation.) 
6. Photograph of applicant: 4(H)×3(W)cm, 7 copies(Should include applicant's name on the reverse side.) 
7. Curriculum Vitae
8. Record of health examination
9. Copy of passport 
10. List of family members living in one's home country or abroad(For citizens of The People's Republic of China.) 
11. Record of financial savings (When the applicant is paying his or her own school fees.)
12. Certification or record of applicant's Japanese ability 
13. Written oath 

    b. For sponsors 

    14. Letter of guarantee for school (Use one's own registered seal.) 
    15. Written statement describing how the sponsor took responsibility for the applicant (Use one's own registered seal.) 
    16. Written statement describing who is paying the expenses in Japan (Use one's own registered seal.) 
    17. Certificate of employment or Final return declaration(independent enterprise)or Official copy of employment register (For employees of a company)
    18. Resident card (Should list all family members.) 
    19. Certificate of income (To be issued by the local government) or record of tax payment. 
    20. Certificate of official seal

    * If someone other than the applicant is paying the expenses while staying in Japan, then proceed to (16)-(20). 
    * For further details please refer to the attached instructions for application forms. 

    How to apply: 

    Send all application documents and the application processing fee (20,000 yen) by registered mail or deliver those items personally to the school. 

    Application address: 

    Yamanaka Educational Institution, Mihara International Academy of Language Japanese Language Course Entrance Examination Office 8-15 Miyaoki 5 chome, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima, Japan 723-0016

     Period for receipt of applications:

     1 year course : October 1 to November 15 1.5 years course : April 1 to May 15 

    2. Selection and notice of acceptance


    Judgment is made by reviewing the submitted documents and conducting a personal interview with the sponsor.(In the case of recommendation, there is also a written examination and an interview with the applicant). 

    Notice of acceptance or non-acceptance: 

    The sponsor is notified of acceptance or non-acceptance. Applicants who receive a notice of acceptance should carry out admission procedures, following the methods stipulated by the school. 

    3. Admission procedures

    Upon receiving a notice of acceptance, make payment by sending a bank draft to the school's designated bank account.
    * If qualifications for residency are not accepted, the entire amount will be refunded. 

    4. Issue of a certificate of admission

    Upon confirming that the amount for the first school term has been sent, we will issue the certificate of admission and send it to the address of the sponsor. 

    5. Certificate recognizing residence qualifications. 

    The school will carry out the procedures for requesting issue of a certificate recognizing residence qualifications from the Hiroshima Immigration Office. (It generally takes one or two months for issue of the certificate recognizing residence qualifications). Upon receipt of the certificate recognizing residence qualifications from the Immigration Office, this will be sent to the sponsor. The sponsor should then send the certificate and the notice of admission to the applicant. 

    6.7. Applying for and issuing a visa

    The applicant should take the following documents to the nearest Japanese consulate and carry out the required procedures in applying for a student visa. 
    1. Certificate recognizing residence qualifications 
    2. Certificate of admission 
    3. Passport 

    8. Informing about anticipated arrival in Japan 

    The sponsor should inform the school about the student's anticipated date of arrival in Japan.