School Features

Since its establishment in 1988, students from more than 70 countries around the world have studied at TCJ,and we have been able to help them achieve their dreams of further education, employment, etc. TCJ is an industry leading Japanese language school located in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo. The school is located in a quiet area overlooking the outer gardens of Meiji Shrine, making it an ideal place for study. Moreover, TCJ is one of the largest institutions in Japan for training Japanese language teachers, and is recognized both in Japan and abroad for its high level of Japanese language education. With students from 30 to 40 countries, mainly from Asia, but also from Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central and South America, and Oceania, the school has a multinational atmosphere where students can enjoy international exchange on a daily basis.

The school provides students with a high level of Japanese language communication and cultural adaptability to help them achieve their future goals in Japan. We have achieved a high level of success in higher education and employment through careful guidance. We also offer Japanese language lessons for foreigners living in Japan and an online Japanese language course for overseas students.

ISO29991 certification

In June 2022, Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ) has obtained ISO29991:2020 certification, the international standard for language learning services.
ISO29991:2020 specifies requirements for language learning services and aims to improve the transparency and reliability of language learning services, protect consumers, and improve the quality of language learning.
With this certification, it is recognized that the language learning services provided by Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ) meet the requirements of the international standards.
Tokyo Central Japanese Language School (TCJ) will continue to improve the quality of its Japanese language education services.

Experienced and highly skilled professional teachers in TCJ

It is said that only about 5% of all Japanese language schools have a training course for Japanese language instructors. We continue to improve the quality of Japanese language education by training and hiring professional teachers in-house.

TCJ has over 100 Japanese language teachers.

Because of our unique teacher evaluation model, TCJ is able to ensure that our teachers are highest quality, not only in terms of classroom behavior and teaching skills, but also in terms of providing high level of career guidance.

Students are also regularly surveyed about the content of their teachers’ lessons to help them provide higher quality education.

Teacher evaluation model developed by TCJ for continuous
improvement in teaching quality

Producing Students with Social Communication Skills.

Universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools place high importance on the personal interview. When it comes to finding a job, the job interview is the key to success. Furthermore, all students are interested not only in finding their desired career path, but also in being able to use the Japanese that they have studied in society.

TCJ has developed an original teaching model for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and super-advanced levels to help the students improve their communication skills in speaking, listening, writing, and reading. In addition, we measure achievement of four skills and provide students with accurate feedback in each semester.

TCJ also offers classes that aim to improve social skills through discussion and sharing of social, cultural, and economic perspectives of Japan as part of our curriculum and elective classes.

TCJ helps students not only to succeed in the admissions and employment process, but also to develop their communication and social skills so that they can be successful in the future.


Tokyo Central Japanese Language School, Inc.
Representative President:Takumi Nakazawa
Address: 4F, 34 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0016, JAPAN
Tel: 03-3354-5001(Main company line)
Tel: 03-3354-5051(Non-student visa courses, Online programs.)


For more than 30 years, TCJ has been dedicated to Japanese language education and the training of Japanese language teachers. The school has earned a reputation for its high educational standards and for being highly regarded by both domestic and international educational institutions.

Founded in Shin-Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Started Japanese language education for overseas students and Japanese teacher training
Started cooperation with University of Hawaii at Manoa and other institutes
Started education training program with Griffith University, Australia
School moved to Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Participated Earthquake Relief Volunteer Activity for Japanese language schools
School moved to Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
School moved to Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku
ISO29991 certification obtained

Greeting from the School President

We provide "life-changing opportunities" to people all over the world through Japanese language education.

TCJ's mission is to enhance the quality of your life by providing the world's class quality Japanese language education. We have students from 70 countries around the world, including not only international students but also working and living residents of Japan. Each of you has a different purpose for studying and different goals. That is why we believe it is important to set individual goals and accompany you to achieve your own goals. If you want to improve your Japanese language skills for work or daily life, or fulfill your dream of studying abroad in Japan.

Please feel free to knock on the door of TCJ. All our teachers and staff will support you to have unforgettable study experience for a lifetime.

School PresidentTakumi Nakazawa

First International Award in Japanese Language Education Industry

Takumi Nakazawa, TCJ's president, has received the Education 2.0-Outstanding Leadership Award. The international award is given to individuals, companies, and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in all educational activities, including educational industry, academic research, and social activities that address global issues. In the Japanese language education industry, this is the first time to have been awarded this prize.

For more information on the award, READ MORE.

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