Aoike Culinary and Japanese Language School

At Aoike Culinary and Japanese Language School - Japanese Language Department, we provide students with the necessary Japanese skills to enter Japanese universities or technical schools and train them to become individuals who can play active roles in Japanese society.

Comprehensive Japanese Ability

Students can study Japanese for 2 years or 1 year and 6 months with a curriculum allowing for a balanced acquisition of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

Entering Universities/Technical Schools

In addition to providing students with the necessary Japanese abilities to understand their lectures after entering university or technical school, we also provide personalized guidance counseling in accordance with each student's requests.

Exchange with Japanese People

There are many shared events with the Japanese students within the school as well and many opportunities to have daily exchange with them. In addition, students can become accustomed to Japanese culture, customs, and manners by participating in community activities and having cultural experiences.


  • Going on to Universities and Technical Schools in Japan
  • Passing of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N1・N2
  • Understanding of Japanese Culture and Society


  • 2-Year Course (Beginning in April)
  • 1-Year and 6-Months Course (Beginning in October)
Recruitment Capacity
100 (Total Capacity)
Class Subjects
Comprehensive Japanese, Kanji, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening
Class Time
Class Time: 50 Minutes per Class, 4 classes per Day, 20 Hours per Week
Morning Section: 8:40 AM – 12:30 PM
Afternoon Section: 1:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Course Curriculum

Period of Time Admission – 3 Months 4 Months – 6 Months 7 Months – 9 Months 10 Months – 1 Year
Level (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Elementary I
N5 Level
Elementary II
N4 Level
Intermediate I
N3 Level
Intermediate II
N3 – N2 Level
Period of Time 1 Year 1 Month – 1 Year 3 Months 1 Year 4 Months – 1 Year 6 Months 1 Year 7 Months – 1 Year 9 Months 1 Year 10 Months – 2 Years
Level (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Intermediate III
N2 Level
Advanced I
N2 – N1 Level
Graduation From 1-Year 6-Month Course
Advanced II
N2 – N1 Level
Advanced III
N2 – N1 Level
Graduation From 2-Year Course

Annual events

April May June July August September

[2-Year Course]

  • ・Admissions Ceremony
  • ・Orientation
    (Municipal Office / Police)
  • ・New Student Welcome Party
  • ・Field Trip
  • ・Volunteer Activity Participation
  • ・Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students
  • ・First Semester Midterm Examinations
  • ・International Exchange Event
  • ・Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • ・Beginning of Summer Vacation
  • ・Japanese Culture Experience
  • ・Festival Participation
  • ・First Semester Final Examinations
October November December January February March

[1-Year 6-Month Course]

  • ・Admissions Ceremony
  • ・Orientation
    (Municipal Office / Police)
  • ・New Student Welcome Party
  • ・Festival Participation
  • ・Field Trip
  • ・International Exchange Event
  • ・Sports Day, School Festival
  • ・Japanese Language Proficiency Test
  • ・Christmas Cake Baking
  • ・Second Semester Midterm Examinations
  • ・Beginning of Winter Vacation
  • ・mochi pounding
  • ・Japanese Culture Experience
  • ・Second Semester Final Examinations
  • ・Graduation Ceremony
  • ・Beginning of Spring Vacation

Features/Merits of Aoike Culinary and Japanese Language School

  • Guidance is performed in line with each student's aptitude and state of progression in their studies.
  • Students can have natural interaction with Japanese people by participating with Japanese students in a variety of school events, including school festivals, sporting competitions, and field trips.
  • Expert support staff members attached to the school are available so that students may discuss any sort of troubles or solve issues that may come up in daily life.
  • Our school is located in Obama city in a highly convenient location for daily living due to its close to the municipal office, hospitals, supermarkets, post offices, banks, and more.
  • Students can grow in Japanese culture, customs, and manners by our promotion of their exchange with local people through participation in traditional regional events, off-campus activities, and volunteer activities.
  • Students are given preferential treatment when looking to enter the Nursing and Public Welfare Department of Wakasa Medical Health & Welfare School, which is in our school group.
  • Because the school is part of an educational corporation, students can use a variety of student discounts.
  • Students can live in a nearby residence provided by the school.
  • Students can work part time jobs once they improve their Japanese skills. After receiving permission to work part time (Application for Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted) from the Immigration Bureau, students may work a maximum of 28 hours per week.

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