Ninja enrollment policy



Due to a series of incidents, we regret to inform you that we are no longer accepting applications from ninjas.* We apologize for any inconvenience.


*Ex-ninjas may be considered, depending on the circumstances of departure.

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Japanese language school GenkiJACS Tokyo location - in front of Hanazono shrine
Japanese language school GenkiJACS Tokyo location - Hanazono shrine
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GenkiJACS Japanese language students
GenkiJACS Japanese language students

Japanese Language School GenkiJACS: Learn Japanese with the Best!

Japanese Language School GenkiJACS is an accredited and award-winning Japanese school teaching communicational study abroad courses, learning the Japanese language and culture in a relaxed and friendly environment. We have schools in central Tokyo, and in Fukuoka City in Southern Japan. Classes are small (maximum 7 students per class, but up to 8 in some cases), and focused on Western students' needs.

GenkiJACS was nominated by popular vote as one of the world's star language schools (not just Japanese language school!) every year from 2009 to 2015. We are one of only two Japanese language schools in the world that are accredited by IALC, the International Association of Language Centres.

Halloween 2013 cosplay eventWe offer courses in a range of areas, including conversational Japanese, pop culture, and traditional culture, all with an emphasis on practical work, inside and outside of the classroom. For students coming from overseas to study abroad at our language school, we can prepare a range of accommodation options including homestays and dorms, and arrange various activities for the duration of your stay. We're here to make learning Japanese worthwhile and enjoyable - that's why students return to GenkiJACS again and again!

GenkiJACS is one of the most popular Japanese language schools for Western students in Japan! Join now to find out why, or click here to read the great things our students have to say about Genki Japanese Language School!

GenkiJACS is not just your normal Japanese language school.
Here are some of the differences:

  • Flexible schedules
    Courses start every Monday year-round, and you can study for as long as you want, from 2 weeks to a year or more! We schedule classes to fit your needs, instead of forcing you to learn when we want you to learn!
  • Small class size
    Classes are limited to a maximum of 7 students (up to 8 in certain circumstances), and usually have around 4, giving you plenty of chance to practice with the teacher.
  • All ability levels accepted
    Whether you are a complete beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, we have a class for you. Multiple segments of each class means you're not stuck in a group with people much higher or lower than you.
  • Classes focused on Western students
    Unlike almost all other Japanese schools, 90% of our students are from the US, Europe and Australia. So the content of our classes is focused specifically on the needs of those students.
  • Proven Quality
    One of only two Japanese schools accredited by the International Association of Language Centres, and shortlisted every year from 2009 to 2013 as one of the world's star language schools! Students return again and again.
  • Only qualified teachers
    Unlike some other Japanese schools, all of GenkiJACS' teachers are graduates of a 420-hour Japanese teacher training course at a recognized study institution. We hire only the best, and perform regular training. Students agree: you won’t find better teachers!
  • Unique Courses
    You won't find our "Japanese Plus Pop Culture" and "Japanese Plus Traditional Culture" courses at other schools!
  • Great locations
    Our Tokyo school is in the heart of Shinjuku, and Fukuoka City is the perfect place to study Japanese, with some of Japan's best weather and most beautiful beaches. A great combination!
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Japanese Language Study Course Overview

Classes start every Monday throughout the year, depending on student level. You can study from 2 weeks to as long as you want!

Click here for more information on our Japanese courses.
Four 50-minute classes per day, usually scheduled from 9:30am to 2:30pm. (Additional classes available.) All levels of students are accepted, but beginners should be able to read hiragana. (Luckily, it's easy to learn!)

Click here to get an overview of our Japanese classes.
Homestay, shared apartment, dormitory or private apartment!

View accommodation options in Fukuoka.
Or have a look at what we have to offer in Tokyo.
Depends on length of study - contact us for an estimate!
Or, check out a general overview of our course costs here.

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Please note: We can not provide student visas. To study for a year or more, click here.
For visa information, click here.

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Genki Building
Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi
812-0013, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)92 472 0123

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+81 (0)3 6457 3554

Hanazono Building 3fl.,
Shinjuku 5-17-6 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022

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