Why Akira's Private Lessons?

  • Reason 1
    Scientific Method

    SLA-based lessons

    Through Akira’s Scientific Method based on Second Language Acquisition Research (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 Research)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
  • The Mechanism of Speaking

Learning Style

Hanna’s Case

  • Step 1


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

  • Step 2

    1 on 1 Practice

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

  • Step 3


    Establishing conversational skills through the recorded lessons.

  • Step 4

    Hands-on practice

    Putting the conversational skills learned to use in the workplace.

  • Step 5

    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.

  • 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.

  • Shiori KOBAYASHI

    Shiori KOBAYASHI

    Certified teacher

    Hi! I'm Shiori. I have a Bachelor's degree in Japanese Language Education as well as 2 years of teaching experience as an English teacher. In my lessons, I can help you learn Japanese effectively by explaining contrasting features of Japanese and English. I'm happy to help you improve your Japanese. See you soon!



    Certified teacher

    Hi, I'm Miki. I've been teaching Japanese from a beginner to intermediate level as well as JLPT for 3 years. I truly understand the difficulties of learning a second language because I had been learning different languages in different countries. I'm happy to help you stay motivated to reach your language goals.



    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?

Monthly Plan


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*Consumption tax not included / *Material fees not included

Hours Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 10 pm (Tokyo 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 Zoom
Method of payment PayPal
Recording Video recording of the lesson allowed


Q Are the lessons conducted in Japanese?
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 (30 min)

    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


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


Japanese Level

Preferred Schedule for Interview

We offer interview & level check between 8 am to 10 pm everyday (Tokyo Time GMT+9).

Schedule 1
anytime between
Schedule 2
anytime between



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


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

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

I hope to support you in learning Japanese.


Tokyo Weekender


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
    (Hours : Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm)