We support local foreign nationals who are studying the Japanese language.
Creating a safe and supportive environment where foreign residents can smoothly navigate the private and social spheres of life as members of the community is paramount to us. As part of this effort, we are providing support to Japanese language classrooms and volunteers in various regions.
Website for Studying the Japanese Language: ‘Foreigners as Residents’ (Agency for Cultural Affairs)
Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese
This website is aimed at foreign nationals living in Japan to help them learn the Japanese language so that they can communicate and get by in daily-life. Learning content can be searched for based on your Japanese level, the topics that interest you, and other keywords. It aims to facilitate study of the Japanese language so that foreign residents can integrate into society and broaden the possibilites available to them.
【Scenes from daily life: Watch and learn】
In additional to Japanese, you can also visit the site in five other languages (English, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese).
Simplified Chinese https://tsunagarujp.bunka.go.jp/?lang_id=ZH
（You can switch to another language at any time by clicking the tabs next to ‘LANGUAGE’.)
Japanese Language Classrooms
There are various volunteer-facilitated Japanese Language Classrooms around Oita prefecture.
The schedule of Japanese Language Classrooms are subject to change. Please contact individual organisers for more details.
※Attention: Schedules of Japanese Language Classrooms are more prone to changes than usual due to the effects of COVID-19.
Please contact the organiser in advance to confirm whether the class is running.
At the Oita International Plaza, we have a multitude of Japanese textbooks available for public use.
Please pay us a visit if you’d like to take a look!
Minna no Nihongo Elementary I 2nd Edition Translation and Grammatical Notes 3A Network
Minna no Nihongo Elementary II 2nd Edition Translation and Grammatical Notes 3A Network
(Indonesian, English, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai)
Minna no Nihongo Elementary I 2nd Edition Romanized Version 3A Network
Minna no Nihongo Elementary I&II 2nd Edition 3A Network
Minna no Nihongo Elementary I&II 2nd Edition Teacher’s Manual 3A Network
Minna no Nihongo Intermediate I&II 3A Network
Minna no Nihongo Intermediate I&II Teacher’s Manual 3A Network
The Secret to Teaching Japanese: Shin-nihongo no kiso I Teacher’s Manual Vol. 1&2 by Toshiko Arima
The Secret to Teaching Japanese Continued: Shin-nihongo no kiso II Teacher’s Manual Vol. 1&2 by Toshiko Arima
Shin Nihongo no Kiso I Kanji-Kana Edition 3A Network
Shin Nihongo no Kiso II Kanji-Kana Edition 3A Network
Shin Nihongo no Kiso I Grammatical Notes 3A Network
(Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Main Text English Translation, Main Text Korean Translation)
Japanese Grammar Handbook for Teaching Beginners’ Japanese by Iori Isao, Shino Takanashi, Kumiko Nakanishi, and Toshihiro Yamada 3A Network
Japanese Grammar Handbook for Teaching Upper-Intermediate Japanese by Iori Isao, Shino Takanashi, Kumiko Nakanishi, and Toshihiro Yamada 3A Network
Beginner’s Japanese Grammar and How to Teach It by Yasuko Ichikawa 3A Network
Intermediate Japanese Grammar and How to Teach It by Yasuko Ichikawa 3A Network
Let’s Say You Had to Teach Someone from Overseas Japanese… by Yohei Arakawa 3A Network
Let’s Say You Had to Teach Someone from Overseas Japanese… II by Yohei Arakawa 3A Network
There are many Japanese classes held by volunteers within Oita Prefecture.
Schedules are subject to change. For details regarding the lessons on offer, please contact respective organisers.
※Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, class schedules can be subject to sudden and rapid changes. Please confirm whether classes are currently being held before attempting to attend a lesson.
Activities Around Oita
We are currently investigating the status of Japanese Language Classrooms around Oita.
If you have any information to provide, please contact the the Oita International Plaza.
- Agency for Cultural Affairs…NIHONGO Education Contents Web Sharing System
- Hyogo International Association…Translation collection of school subject-related vocabulary
- Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges…Yasashii Nihongo