OLJ Language Academy

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School Highlights

  • Focus is on Japanese for daily life
  • Lots of communication and group work in class
  • EJU (University Entrance Exam) prep classes offered
  • Support with finding a job and pursuing higher education
@Gaijinpot: "A great location in Ikebukuro means shopping, manga, ramen—and plenty of chances to make Japanese friends."

Level up your practical Japanese communication in the heart of shopping and manga paradise, Ikebukuro.


OLJ Language Academy is located in Ikebukuro—a shopping and manga-lovers paradise in northern Tokyo. Home to Sunshine City (a huge mall and entertainment complex), heaps of arcades, streetwear stores, and big anime/manga book and merchandise sellers, Ikebukuro is one study locale where you’ll never get bored.

In the heart of it all, OLJ welcomes students from over 50 countries around the world. The school offers courses to suit different needs, covering both short-term (less than 3 months) and long-term course interests. 

OLJ specializes in group classes where communication is key. You’ll be encouraged to talk with as many people as possible to help perfect your skills. OLJ also provides opportunities to speak with native Japanese people at school events, as well as during fun cultural activities and field trips—including Disneyland!

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Practical Japanese Course

This course is a great option for students who are keen to learn a language and put it to practical use immediately. You’ll be learning real-life Japanese that you’ll get to take out onto the vibrant streets of Ikebukuro.


Practical Japanese Course

This course is designed for anyone who wants to live in Japan, work at a Japanese company or would like to improve their practical Japanese skills to pass the JLPT level N1 or N2.
In addition, through a variety of activities such as Japanese culture field trips, Disneyland, and BBQ parties, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn Japanese in a fun and relaxed environment.

Enrollment Period* January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday
Class Duration: 09:20-12:30 or 13:30-16:40
*N4 level is required for January admission, other start months have no Japanese level requirement.


1-Year Tuition: ¥869,000
6-Month Tuition: ¥473,000

Short-Term Course

This course is great for anyone who wants to brush up their Japanese abilities or those who would like to get a taste of what long-term study abroad is like.

Enrollment Period* January (N4 required), April, July, October
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday
Class Duration: 09:20-12:30 or 13:30-16:40
*If you have N4 Level Japanese and above, you can enroll at any time.


3-Month Tuition: ¥125,000~¥140,250
*If you need an invitation letter for the visa = Plus ¥16,500.
**Fees will be charged for some activities. Actual expenses for textbooks will be charged when you start to study.

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