Learn Japanese

WP JP Japanese Schools and Classes In Kitakyushu.png

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

 Japanese Classes

Classroom websites/Facebook pages info


こども①.pngWP Kids and Parents Nihongo Hiroba.png

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 (1)       Click here(2)

Kokura Classroom

When: Every Tuesday 16:00-18:30
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 : m.hayashida@kitaq-koryu.jp
*Please register for the class in advance


Summer Holiday Nihongo Hiroba 

For those of you who wish to work on your Japanese skills during the summer holiday, or who are finding your summer homework too hard, we are here to help! Summer Holiday Nihongo Hiroba is a four day programme where you can make friends, study and have fun.

When : To be confirmed


ままぱぱ.gifWP JP Japanese Language Class for Mums and Dads.png

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 (14/4/2017 - 16/3/2018)

  • When: Every Friday 10:30 - 12:00 
  • Where: Kosodate Fureai Koryu Plaza, AIM Building 3F,  Asano 3-8-1,  Kokurakita-ku
  • Daycare: 500 yen/class (reservation required)

Kurosaki Classroom (13/4/2017 - 15/3/2018)

  • When: Every Thursday 10:30 - 12:00 
  • 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: 1500 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 (24/11/2017 - 22/12/2017)
Build Up Vocab and Aim for N3, N4

  • 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 (16/11/2017 - 21/12/2017)
Build Up Vocab and Aim for N3, N4

  • 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, Ms Yano
TEL:093-643-5931 Japanese
TEL:093-643-6464 English, Chinese, Korean


えんぴつ.pngWP JP Japanese Learning Resource Corner.png

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.

Learners(for adults)

Learners (for children)

volunteers & teachers

dictionaries & letters


Some documents on our site are in the PDF format. For viewing them you need the “Adobe Reader” software (available for free) by Adobe Systems. You can download it from the link below. Download Adobe Reader (External link)

Contact us

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

As for access at here, please check.

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)