Learning Japanese

Japanese Schools and Classes
Learning Materials for beginners
After School Nihongo Hiroba for Kids
Japanese Class for Mums and Dads

Japanese Classes (Updated: April 2020)

Click on the link below for information on attending Japanese classrooms in the Kitakyushu area.

→  Japanese Class List 2020

*Disclaimer: Although the list is constantly updated, there is a possibility of some information becoming outdated. 

Classrooms' Website / Facebook page

  • Wakamatsu Nihongo Kyoshitsu (Kappajuku)   若松日本語教室「かっぱ塾」
     Website   Facebook
  •  Kokusai Koryumura Nihongo Kyoshitsu   国際交流村にほんご教室 
  • RISING  ライジング
  • Toriaezu Nihongo   とりあえず日本語 
     Website   Facebook
  • Shimosone Nihongo Kyoshitsu   小倉南日本語教室(しもそね)
  • Kokura Minami Nihongo Kyoshitsu KONAN   小倉南日本語教室 KONAN JCL
  • Nihinogo Danwashitsu   日本語談話室
  • Jasmine   ジャスミン

Learning Materials for beginners (Developed by KIA)

Please feel free to download and use the following resources.

English Basic Japanese for beginners(English Edition Ver.3)

Romanised list of Hiragana and Katakana

After School Nihongo Hiroba for Kids

Classes and events for foreign children, whose native tongue is not Japanese.

Nihongo Hiroba is recommended for the following children!  

Children that have just come to Japan and don’t understand Japanese.
Children that can understand Japanese conversation, but find the Japanese in class difficult to follow.
Children that want to have fun and study in easy to understand Japanese.

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kokura Class has been temporarily suspended. The Kurosaki Class however has been resumed. We will post the latest updates regarding the status of our classes on our homepage.


Day / Time: Every Tuesday 4pm - 5:30pm

Location: Kokura Chuo Community Center (Kokurakita-ku, Sakai Machi 2-4-2)

Cost:  Free
*Pre-registration required (Contact us for more details.)

Kurosaki Class (RESUMED)

Day / Time: Every Saturday 10am - 11:30am 

Location: Kitakyushu International Association (Yahatanishi-ku, 3-15-3 Kurosaki, ComCity 3F)

Cost:  Free
*Pre-registration required (Contact us for more details.)

Enquiries: Kitakyushu International Association
TEL: 093-643-5931    E-mail : helpdesk@kitaq-koryu.jp

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we require those wishing to join our class to pre-register.
We may limit the the number of participants if we receive a large number of registrations.

When attending class, we require everyone to wear a mask, have their temperature taken, sanitize their hands and abide by other COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the Kitakyushu International Association.

Class Schedule     Brochure

Japanese Class for Mums and Dads

A class for parents that are unable to focus on their Japanese study due to childcare needs and commitments.
Pay per use childcare facilities available, allowing students to relax and focus on learning Japanese.
*Please contact us in advance for more details on joining the class.

Kurosaki Classroom    * * * Resuming 13 May 2021 (Thursday) * * *

  • Day / Time: Every Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm 
  • Location: Kitakyushu International Association, COMCITY 3F,  Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku (Next to Kurosaki Station)
  • Cost: Free
  • Childcare facility: Contact us for more details (Reservation required)

    We require those wishing to join this class to pre-register.

Kokura Classroom    * * * Resuming 14 May 2021 (Friday) * * * 

  • Day / Time: Every Friday 10:30 - 12:00  (Closed during the Summer Holidays)
  • Location: Kosodate Fureai Koryu Plaza, AIM Building 3F,  Asano 3-8-1,  Kokurakita-ku (Near to Kokura Station)
  • Cost: Free
  • Childcare facility: Contact us for more details (Reservation required)

    We require those wishing to join this class to pre-register.


Registrations / Enquiries
Kitakyushu International Association
Coordinator: Ms. Yamane
TEL: 093-643-5931 (Japanese)
TEL: 080-6445-2606 (English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese)


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Contact us

Contact Form or E-mail Address: helpdesk@kitaq-koryu.jp

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Kitakyushu International Association

Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu-shi ComCity 3F
Opening hours: 9:00am–5:30pm
Closed : Sunday, public holidays, New Year holidays (12/29-1/3)
TEL : 093-643-5931
FAX : 093-643-6466