Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan - Hiroo Japanese Center

by Hitoshi Watanabe
(Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Hiroo Japanese Center

Hiroo Japanese Center

School Outline and Education Method

The Hiroo Japanese Center was established on September 1, 1984 and is accredited by the Japanese Government. Since then the school has been admitting only students from U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and European countries.

The reason why the school has never admitted Chinese and other Asian students is stated as follow:

Firstly Chinese and Korean people are familiar with Chinese characters, therefore students from other countries are handicapped if they study with Chinese and Korean people.

Secondly the grammar of the Korean and some other Asian language is quite similar to Japanese.

Therefore those people can easily and quickly master Japanese. On the other hand, Western people are required to spend much more time studying the Japanese language.

Lesson Features

Students who can speak English are especially suited for language classes at Hiroo Japanese Center. Our goal is to assist students with no background in Kanji to obtain a logical, systematic and effective understanding of the Japanese language by the following method:

(1) Using English in all beginning level courses so that students can easily comprehend what is being
(2) All classes are limited to 5 students.

Teachers' Voice

Dear future students! If you seriously want to learn Japanese, we recommend that you join our language programs. Because the number of students per class is limited to five, and the relationship between students and teachers is friendly and equal. Our guiding principle is like coaching an athlete. We would like students to improve their language skills so we advise them from various angles with exhaustive and painstaking effort.

Students' Voice

Hello friends! We enjoy learning Japanese with friendly teachers at HJC. It will be worthwhile for you to study here since not only are there good teachers but also because of the uniqueness of teaching methods.

Basic information

Address & Contact:
5-19-2, Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03-3444-3481
Fax: 03-3444-3483

How to get there:
4 minutes walk from Hiroo station, subway Hibiya-line, Tokyo Metro

September 1,1984

Nationality of Students:
Students from 20 countries (European Countries, Australia, Canada, America, etc)

Number of Students:

Number of Classes:
20 classes

Average number of Students per Class:
Maximum 5 students per class

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