The Institute and its programs offer numerous features.

1.Extensive Facilities

The Japanese Language Institute, Kansai is a comprehensive linguistic training center equipped with 18 classrooms, both large and small; a language laboratory outfitted with a CALL system; Japanese-style rooms where the tea ceremony and dressing in a kimono can be experienced; a library devoted to research on Japan; and a large hall with a maximum capacity of 150 people.
Participants can learn Japanese language and Japanese culture through intensive residential language program staying in the dormitory in the Kansai Institute.

The Library of the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai (2nd floor)

To support participants in their study of Japanese and other learning activities, the library collects and provides textbooks as well as a wide range of materials on Japanese culture and society.


With a capacity of 150 people, this facility can be used for various purposes: PowerPoint presentations; movie screenings that employ video, DVD, and other audio and visual media; lectures; parties; and more.

Dormitory Rooms

There are 140 single rooms, each fully equipped for study and living with a desk, refrigerator, bathroom, telephone, closet, video deck, CD radio cassette, TV, LAN, air conditioning and bookshelves.

2.Excellent Learning Environment

Open 24 hours, the self-study hall offers various materials for studying Japanese and computers connected to the Internet. If you bring your own computer, you can connect it in your dormitory room. An athletic room and tennis court can be used during study breaks. And from the Institute to the nearby beach is a splendid walking course.

3.Highly Experienced Specialists

Japanese-language teaching specialists with an abundance of overseas teaching experience handle everything from the planning of programs and designing of courses to actual class instruction.

4.Diversity of Programs

The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai offers a broad range of programs. In addition to specialized Japanese language programs for diplomats, public officials, and researchers and graduate students studying Japan, there are programs aimed at promoting learning by people - from high school students to ordinary adults - studying Japanese overseas, programs for foreign teachers of Japanese, and more. The length of the programs is also diverse, ranging from 5 days to 8 months. Moreover, the curriculum is not limited to the study of books. It also includes opportunities for interacting with Japanese people, as well as field trips and other activities aimed at providing direct experience of traditional and modern Japanese culture. It can thus meet a wide variety of needs.

5.Towards Continued Learning

The programs include individual consultation and classes for reflection on learning that facilitate continued learning after program participants return to their home countries.

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