JSL Nippon Academy Okinawa

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School Highlights

  • Study academic Japanese to pursue an education or career in Japan
  • Discover the unique and rich culture of Okinawa’s crafts, dance, music and food
  • The campus provides a cozy learning environment with relaxed classes
  • Seminars are available to help students with job hunting and higher education interviews
  • The school holds plenty of fun and exciting cultural activities
  • Online learning app for helping review what you're learning in class
@Gaijinpot: "Lower cost of living, a strong curriculum and a beautiful campus: immerse yourself in Okinawa’s unique culture and learn Japanese in a tropical paradise."

Combine your Japanese studies with diving, snorkeling, surfing and Okinawa’s amazing local culture for a unique study abroad experience.


Established in 1986, JSL Nippon Academy is proud to stand as a bridge between Japan and the world, catering to students from over 40 countries. The Okinawa campus offers a unique learning environment to hone your Japanese language skills and have an unforgettable academic experience in Japan’s luxuriant archipelago. 

Located in Urasoe city, the JSL Nippon Academy Okinawa is just 25 minutes away from the center of Naha, the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture and a dictionary’s throw away from the beautiful Urasoe Culture Park and Municipal Library. Study for half the day and then explore the archipelago’s 160+ islands and their coral reef in your free time. 

The courses at JSL are based on a practical curriculum and focus on all aspects of the language. Not only will you learn the Japanese language essentials, but you’ll get cultural tips on rules and etiquette for your daily life in Japan. Experienced teachers will encourage you to develop cross-cultural understanding and relationships both on and off campus.

JSL is a perfect choice for you whether you want to expand your academic horizons, start your international career in Japan, or just have a meaningful cultural experience. 

GaijinPot Recommends:
Long Term Course

JSL Nippon Academy Okinawa’s Long Term Course is perfect for you to spend six months or more studying Japanese while experiencing life in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Not only will you gain valuable language skills, but you will embark on the greatest experience of your life. 


Long Term Course

Come to Japan on a student visa for six months to two years and become fluent in Japanese. In class, you will learn the necessary skills from daily survival to academic and business-level Japanese for higher education and employment in Japan.

Enrollment Period: April (1 year course), July (1.9 year course) October (1.5 year course) January (1.3 year course)
Class Schedule: Monday to Friday
Class Duration: 9:10-12:30 or 14:00-17:20
*Minimum age for application is 18 years old.


1-Year Tuition: ¥704,000*
*Teaching material included.

Short Term Course

Available from two-week enrollment, JSL Nippon Academy Okinawa’s Short Term Course offers an opportunity to develop your communication skills and experience Japan’s traditions. You will improve your Japanese language proficiency and practice what you have learned during cultural activities.

Enrollment Period: Every Monday
Class Schedule: Monday to Friday
Class Duration: 9:10-12:30 or 14:00-17:20
*Minimum age for application is 16 years old.


3-Month Tuition: ¥190,000*
*Teaching material included.



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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