Why Akira ?

  • Reason 1
    Scientific Method

    SLA-based lessons

    Through Akira’s Scientific Method based on Second Language Acquisition (SLA), we help coordinate your Japanese language learning while ensuring your efficient acquisition of Japanese communication skills.

  • Reason 2
    Catered to my needs

    Personalized materials

    Our lessons are created based on words, phrases and dialogs you may encounter in your everyday life. From business to private scenarios, we’ve prepared lessons with Japanese conversations you can immediately put to use.

  • Reason 3
    Over 90% Output

    Flipped learning

    At Akira, we practice a new style of learning known as “flipped learning”. By understanding the sentence patterns and grammar beforehand, you are then able to focus on practising your conversational skills during class.

What is SLA?

SLA(Second Language Acquisition)is the science of clarifying the mechanism of how one acquires knowledge of a language other than one’s mother tongue through neuroscience, psychology, and linguistics. At Akira, we keep in mind the SLA-based mechanisms of listening and speaking in order to effectively develop your Japanese socializing skills.

  • The Mechanism of Listening
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  • The Mechanism of Speaking
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Learning Style

Hanna’s Case

  • Step 1
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    Preparation

    Understanding sentence patterns and grammar beforehand using exercises coupled with the English version of the “Minna no Nihongo” textbook.

  • Step 2
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    Practice

    Focused training on conversational skills through composition and speech practice, and dialog practice in pairs.

  • Step 3
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    Revision

    Establishing conversational skills through the recorded lessons.

  • Step 4
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    Hands-on practice

    Putting the conversational skills learned to use in the workplace.

  • Step 5
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    Socializing in Japanese

    Experiencing the effects of SLA-based training first hand through conversations in Japanese.

Certified Native Teachers

All teachers at Akira are certified Japanese language teachers who, through Akira’s original teaching method, have acquired the coordination skills required in SLA-based Japanese language teaching. First off, do try our free trial with any of our teachers.

  • Akira FUJISAKI

    Akira FUJISAKI

    Certified teacher

    Hi,this is Akira! In my class, I suggest many many scenes you'd like to speak in Japanese to make friends with Japanese. I'd like to be a supporter for you and I hope that you will live a more fullfilling life in TOKYO. When I meet you, please tell me what you want to speak in Japanese. See you soon!

  • Hitomi WATANABE

    Hitomi WATANABE

    Certified teacher

    Hi,I'm Hitom. I've been teaching Japanese in Australia and Vietnam for 2 years. My research interest is communication. I make much of getting communication skills in my classes. The important thing about communication is to put your feelings into YOUR JAPANESE! I’m looking forward to seeing you in my class!

  • Kyoko Shiomi

    Kyoko SHIOMI

    Certified teacher

    Hello, my name is Kyoko Shiomi.I have a career in teaching private lessons especially. So I'm good at customizing a lesson to what you'd like to speak efficiently. It is said that learning languages broaden your mind. When you finish my class, you will find another TOKYO through Japanese with fun. Are you ready?

  • Rena NAGANUMA

    Rena NAGANUMA

    Certified teacher

    Hi, I’m Rena! I was teaching Japanese in Australia for 2 years, not only speaking but also the grammar structure. I believe that it’s the most important to apply what you leaned to real situations. In my class, you will learn practical Japanese that you can use next day! Would you like to enjoy your TOKYO life with us?

  • Fumie HARA

    Fumie HARA

    Certified teacher

    Hello, My name is Fumie Hara, and I'm a professional Japanese language instructor who has taught Japanese to students from over 40 different countries. My lessons can be tailored to meet your specific needs. I will be happy to make your Tokyo experience more fun, and more rewarding. See you in my class!

  • Hiroko SAKAMOTO

    Hiroko SAKAMOTO

    Certified teacher

    Hello, I'm Hiroko, a Japanese language instructor and business manners instructor as well. Also, an ex-cabin crew based in Dubai, worked with 150 countries’ colleagues. I value attention to details and offering personalized situation in my lessons. Let me assist you to make your Tokyo life smoother and brighter!

  • Tomoko SORIMACHI

    Tomoko SORIMACHI

    Certified teacher

    Hello! I'm Tomoko. I've been teaching Japanese to the students at the beginner's level to the intermediate level for 5 years. Through my teaching career, I'm especially confident of effective instruction for students who want to take the JLPT. Let me assist you to get a good balance of your Japanese skills.

Monthly Plan

Silver

  • Number of lessons 4
  • Total price
    (Japanese yen)
    19,200
  • Price per lesson
    (Japanese yen)
    4,800

BEST PLAN

Gold

  • Number of lessons 8
  • Total price
    (Japanese yen)
    37,400
  • Price per lesson
    (Japanese yen)
    4,675

Platinum

  • Number of lessons 12
  • Total price
    (Japanese yen)
    54,600
  • Price per lesson
    (Japanese yen)
    4,550

*Consumption tax not included / *Material fees not included / *Valid for 2 months

Hours Monday to Sunday, 7 am to 11 pm (Japan Time GMT+9)
Lesson length 50 minutes / 1 lesson
Cancellation Available until 6 pm (GMT+9) of the day before the lesson
Method of communication Skype
Method of payment PayPal
Recording Video recording of the lesson allowed

FAQ

Q Are the lessons conducted in Japanese? I’m worried if I’ll be able to follow them.
The lessons are conducted in English. Don’t worry about that.
Q Can I attend lessons without preparing for them?
For efficient learning, beforehand preparation is required in order to follow the lessons. The preparatory materials are explained in English for easy understanding, so please go through them before attending lessons.
Q How do I book my lessons?
When interviewing for the free trial lessons, please tell us your preferred days and times for lessons so we can assign an available teacher. Once the course starts, you can arrange your schedule with your teacher after the lesson.
Q Can I cancel a lesson I already booked if I am unable to attend?
Yes, but please notify us by email until 6 pm of the day before the lesson. Should you notify us later than that, we reserve the right to treat that lesson as taken.
Q Can I choose my teachers?
You may choose up to 2 teachers for the free trial lessons. (e.g.) Lesson1:Ms. A, Lesson2:Ms. B. When applying for the full course, please tell us which teacher you prefer.
Q Can I change teachers?
Yes, you can.
Q When should I pay my tuition fees?
Payment is done in advance. We will send you an invoice should you wish to continue taking the course after the free trial lessons.
Q Can I pay in installments?
After paying via PayPal, you may request that your credit card company pay by installments.

Free Trial

You may take up to 2 trial lessons, so take this chance to experience Akira’s lessons for yourself.

  • Step 1

    Interview (20min)

    After understanding your requests and conducting a quick level check of your Japanese, we will explain the points of learning.

  • Step 2

    Free trial (2 lessons)

    Through the cycle of “SLA-based preparation → lesson → review”, you should be able to experience the effects of learning.

  • Step 3

    Suggestion

    After sorting the results from the free trial, we will suggest a learning strategy formulated especially for you.

Name
Email
Skype ID
Age
Nationality
Job
City
Country
Purpose

Business Conversation
Daily Conversation
Travel Conversation

JLPT N1
JLPT N2
JLPT N3
JLPT N4
JLPT N5

Japanese Level

Preferred Schedule for Interview

We offer an interview & level check for any 20 min between 7 am to 11 pm everyday (Tokyo time).

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Brand

Concept

Our brand name, "Akira", carries the meaning of “sunlight” in Japanese.
Therefore, like our namesake, we’d like to brighten your life in TOKYO
by helping you with your conversations in Japanese.

CEO, Akira Fujisaki

Akira FUJISAKI

I graduated of the University of Tokyo, majoring in education.
Upon graduation, I initially pursued a career in marketing.

However, seven years ago,
I came across "education in Japanese" and
decided to focus once more on education.

I hope to support you in learning Japanese.

Company

Akira Online Japanese School TOKYO is located in Minato-ku, Central Tokyo.
It’s only a one-minute walk away from Azabu-Juban Station.

  • Akira Online Japanese School TOKYO

    Operating Company Fujisaki, LLC
    Venue 1-2-7-701, Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045
    Email info@akiraojs.tokyo
    Phone
    (Hours : Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm)