Japanese International School (JIS)

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School Highlights

  • Excellent business Japanese classes
  • Has a school health clinic
  • Access to different services like apartments and recruitment, as well as local activities
  • Night classes available
  • Osaka offers relatively cheap accommodation
@Gaijinpot: "JIS offers intensive, but excellent courses that'll help your reach your goals!"

Japanese International School is the perfect place to study Japanese in Osaka.


With a variety of courses, a central location, and some of the best support for students, at Japanese International School (JIS) you’ll fit in no matter what your goals for studying Japanese are. One of the best parts? You’ll get to study in the colorful, kaleidoscopic city of Osaka known for its friendly locals, fashion and vibrant regional culture.

Another thing Osaka is famous for is the food. Dubbed the “Kitchen of Japan,” it’s a tradition to “kudiaore” or “eat until you’re bankrupt” while here. Studying at JIS you’ll have plenty of chances to try beloved regional dishes like takoyaki and okonomiyaki, as well as kushikatsuteppanyakikitsune udon, ramen, and kaiseki cuisine. Phew!

JIS is part of the Kokusai Tsushinsha Group, which runs a variety of services that can be used to help improve the daily lives of the students. They can use their business connections to help students to find part-time work while studying, or to help you find full employment after you graduate.

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Business Japanese

This course equips students with all the skills they need to find a full-time job and start their career in Japan.


Full-Time Course with Student Visa

This course is designed for students who want to focus on full-time Japanese study. The beginner to intermediate classes focus on getting the Japanese you need for daily life, while the advanced classes focus more on JLPT development skills. This course is also good for students who want to go on to further education in Japan and includes one-to-one guidance and arranging campus tours.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 2 lesson x90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 
Morning: 9:00 – 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10 – 16:30


1-Year Tuition: ¥800,000
6-Month Tuition: ¥450,000

Japanese Business Course

After completing the advance level, students can join the Business Course to get all the skills they need to secure full-time employment.

The course includes role-play (scored by HR professionals), the opportunity to meet with professionals in the industries that interest you!

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October 
Class Schedule: 2 lesson x 90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 
Morning: 9:00 – 12:20


1-Year Tuition: ¥800,000
6-Month Tuition: ¥450,000

Night Course

For many people who live in Japan, it can be difficult to find the time to go to a language school during the day. Fortunately, JIS has classes that work around your schedule! The course uses original materials and focuses on using conversation to build one’s grammar and vocabulary to master standard Japanese. They also teach you real Kansai-ben in the course, so by the time you finish you’ll sound like a real Osaka native.

Class Schedule: 17:30-21:00*
4 lesson x 45 minute lessons per day, with a 10-minute break in between.

*Not available for student visa holders.


3-Month Tuition: ¥186,000
Working Holiday Visa: ¥148,000

Short-Term Course

Both the General Japanese Course and the Business Course are available for any student looking for a short term study program in Japan. The curriculum is equivalent to the full-time course and ideal for foreign university students, working holiday visa holders, or anyone working in Japan looking to improve their skills quickly and efficiently.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October 
Class Schedule: 2 lesson x 90-minute lessons per day, with a 20-minute break in-between. 
Class Duration: 9:00-12:20 or 13:10-16:30


3-Month Tuition:  ¥186,000
Working Holiday Visa: ¥148,000



Although GaijinPot Study Service is FREE either you or a family member must be able to show annual income AND bank balance of 2 million yen or more.

You are responsible for all costs associated with studying in Japan, including tuition and housing. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are not available.

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