Short Introduction

YAMASA is a highly regarded Japanese language school that has been operating for over 25 years in Okazaki: a peaceful and highly livable community. It has hosted students from over 80 countries since it's founding and provides intensive and effective programs and unique elective classes to meet your learning needs.

Additionally, we provide a wide selection of YAMASA owned apartments and dormitories for you to stay in whilst you study at our institute. Furthermore, YAMASA employs a bevy of highly professional teachers and supportive and internationally minded customer service staff in order to make your time here as productive and comfortable as possible.

These are the very reasons that we are "your world first choice" for Japanese language education.

Latest Information
Opening Period of the SCSP in 2019
6th of February 2019

The SCSP is a limited-time special course which has 29 lessons a week including weekly private lesson. This intensive course has received good reviews from students.
This course was open in both summer and winter in the academic year 2018, but in the academic year 2019 it will be limited to summer. The SILAC accepts new students every Thursday throughout the year. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

· 2019 SCSP course opening period May 30 -September 12
Start date: Every Thursday
Learning period : 2 weeks to 12 weeks

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◇◆Now Accepting Applications for AIJP/AJSP Course Winter 2019!!◆◇
10th of December 2018

The new semester will start on January 9th 2019
We look forward to your visit!

Period:January 9th, 2019 to March 22, 2018
Hours: 24 hours including 4 elective classes per week.
Total 239 lessons.

◇◆Now Accepting Applications for Winter SCSP course!!◆◇
29th of November 2018

Period: 2 weeks up to 12 weeks from November 29th until February 28th
Hours: 29 classes per week including 1 private lesson
Start date: Every Thursday

Yamasa's summer course SCSP (SILAC Comprehensive Summer Program) is a program designed to help students achieve significant improvement in their Japanese abilities in a short period of time, through a combination of comprehensive Japanese classes and private lessons that allow students to study the things that interest them. It is a course exclusive to Yamasa that we can confidently recommend. We are receiving applications for the Winter 2018-19 and Summer 2019 courses. We wholeheartedly recommend the SCSP course to anyone who wants to make use of a short holiday to rapidly improve their Japanese abilities in a limited period of time.

◇◆Application toward Student Visa for April 2019!!◆◇
5th of September 2018

We are accepting applications toward student visas for the April 2019 admission. The application period started on September 5th, 2018 and will end on November 15th, 2018. All required documents must be delivered to YAMASA no later than November 15th, 2018. You can download our visa kit (a package of document forms) at For more information, please contact us at . Full bloom of sakura flowers and new life will be waiting for you!

Application for student visa Spring 2019 will start soon!
8th of August 2018

One of the best seasons to start life in Japan is spring, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. YAMASA will start receiving applications for student visa to enroll in AIJP/AJSP course next April from the middle of September. The documents can be downloaded through our website. For more information, please visit our website and feel free to contact us.
Sakura blossoms and Okazaki will welcome you!

SCSP course stopped accepting applicants from July 12th to August 2nd
25th of June 2018

We are glad that we have received a lot of applications for SCSP (SILAC Comprehensive Summer Program) course. Unfortunately the number of applicants has reached the quota and we have stopped accepting any more applicants during the period below. We are suggesting that students who are thinking about SCSP course avoid the period. SILAC course is still available even during the period and we are receiving applications. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding.
【SCSP course application suspension period】
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Thursday, August 2 (Thursday)
You can enroll from August 2 (Thursday)

Room availability in July
16th of Apr 2018

We are glad to receive a lot of applications for our summer courses. Especially we are receiving many inquiries about stay in July. Please note that we only have a limited number of the rooms we can provide, so we recommend you to make an application as soon as you can. We will be able to introduce some hotels or apartments after our accommodations are full.

We are receiving applications for student visa for AIJP/AJSP course for Fall 2018
11th of Apr 2018

YAMASA is receiving applications for student visa to enroll in AIJP/AJSP course this October from March 20th (Tuesday) until May 31st (Thursday). It is expected that applications will concentrate just before the deadline. To smoothly and surely carry out application procedures, it is highly recommended to send necessary application documents to YAMASA as early as possible. The documents can be downloaded through our website. For more information, please visit our website and feel free to contact us.
※ The announcement about the exact submission period was delayed because the notice from Immigration Bureau had been delayed. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Subsidy for commuting expenses to homestay program will be discontinued after April 2018.
20th of Dec 2017

We are glad to receive a lot of applications to our homestay program and have received good reviews. However, due to various circumstances, we have decided to suspend the subsidy of transportation expenses currently being offered to students who do home stay in distant areas from April 1, 2018. We hope you will understand this change.

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