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Check out the link below for information on attending and volunteering at Japanese classrooms in Kitakyushu

→ Japanese Classes

Classroom websites/Facebook pages info


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

Nihongo Hiroba is recommended for the following!  

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

Those who don’t know much about Japanese schools and are uneasy about education in Japan.
Those who want to improve their Japanese in order to understand correspondence from their children’s schools.
Those who want to make friends with other mothers.
**Please bring your child along. Adults without a child may not attend.


After School Nihongo Hiroba Click here

Kokura Classroom

When: Every Tuesday 16:00-17:30
Schedule: Click here

Where: Kokura Central Civic Center (Kokurakita Ward, Sakai Machi 2-4-2)

Cost:  Free of charge

Enquiries: Kitakyushu International Association
TEL: 093-643-5931, E-mail : r.miyaji@kitaq-koryu.jp
*Please register for the class in advance


The 2018 Summer Holiday NihongoHiroba「Japanese Language Square for kids」 

We will once again be holding the NihongoHiroba during the summer holidays this year. The NihongoHiroba is a place where kids can have fun learning Japanese together with their friends. Kids can also do their summer homework at the NihongoHiroba, all the while building great memories for their summer vacation.

■Date and Time: July 2018  7th (Tuesday) 8th (Wednesday) 10:00am~12:00pm

■Location: Kokura Chuo Elementary School (Japanese Room “washitsu”)

      (Kokura Kita Ward, Sakaimachi 2 chome, 4-1)

■Price:  Free

■Registration: Kitakyushu International Association

        TEL: 093-643-5931 FAX: 093-643-6466

        MAIL: r.miyaji@kitaq-koryu.jp

Flyer:  夏休みにほんごひろば2018チラシ.pdf  (please click here)



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Have you ever thought you would like to study Japanese but are unable to attend a language class because you have a young child to take care of? Are you worried about raising your kids in Japan? Then the Japanese Language Class for Mums and Dads is perfect for you!
Come along and learn Japanese with us! We have day-care facilities available to take care of your child for you allowing you to relax and crack on with learning the language.
Anybody may attend the class. You don’t need to be a mother or father. Please enquire with us in advance.

Kokura Classroom (13/4/2018 - 22/3/2019)

  • When: Every Friday 10:30 - 12:00  *There will be a break during the summer
  • Where: Kosodate Fureai Koryu Plaza, AIM Building 3F,  Asano 3-8-1,  Kokurakita-ku
  • Daycare: 500 yen/class (reservation required)

Kurosaki Classroom (12/4/2018 - 14/3/2019)

  • When: Every Thursday 10:30 - 12:00  *There will be a break during the summer
  • Where: Kodomo no Yakata, COMCITY 7F,  Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku (Next to Kurosaki Station)
  • Daycare: 500 yen/class (reservation required)


Information for both courses:

  • Course fee: 3,000 yen/course + cost of learning material copies
  • Daycare fee: 500 yen/class (reservation required)
  • Course will only be held if more than 3 people apply for each course

Kokura JLPT Classroom (To be decided)

  • When: Every Friday 13:00-14:30 (Total 5 classes)  
  • Where: Kosodate Fureai Koryu Plaza, AIM Building 3F,  Asano 3-8-1,  Kokurakita-ku

Kurosaki JLPT Classroom (12/4/2018 - 21/6/2018)

  • When: Every Thursday 13:00-14:30 (Total 5 classes)
  • Where: Kodomo no Yakata, COMCITY 7F,  Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku (Next to Kurosaki Station)

Kitakyushu International Association
Coordinators: Ms Hayashida
TEL:093-643-5931 Japanese
TEL:093-643-6464 English, Chinese, Korean


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The resource corner is for the benefit of foreign people studying Japanese, and for those teaching Japanese to others. Located in the library at the International Association in Yahata, the resource corner offers a wide array of Japanese learning materials and information. These materials are available to borrow, and you can also make consultations about learning Japanese here. Please feel free to come and visit.

The Resource Corner is recommended for:
- Those wanting to become Japanese teachers.
- Foreign people wanting to study Japanese.
- Those who are currently teaching Japanese in the area.
- Elementary or Junior High School teachers with foreign pupils.
Others who have an interest in Japanese learning

In collaboration with our ‘Consultation Service for Foreigners’, we will also offer advice on issues such as Japanese learning, education for non-native Japanese speakers, and Japanese study materials (There may be times when the persons in charge are unavailable. Please check the consultation times by mail or telephone in advance)
In order to borrow books and study materials, you must become a library member (two books at a time for up to two weeks each) or a Resource Corner member.
Those who wish to register as a library member can do so for free, by bringing a form of personal identification with their address on it.

Resource Corner Membership

Those involved in the support of foreign residents, or in Japanese learning support, can register as Resource Corner Members.
Those who wish to register as a member can do so for free, by bringing a form of personal identification with their address on it, along with something to show what activities they are involved in.
This membership entitles you to borrow up to five books at a time, for a period of up to one month.

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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: 10:00am–7:00pm
Closed: Every Mondays, and 12/29–1/3
PH : 093-643-6464
FAX : 093-643-6466
PH: 093-643-5931(10:00am–5:30pm)