KCP International Japanese Language School


KCP International offers an affordable intensive Japanese language and culture program for serious students looking for a challenging opportunity to perfect Japanese language skills while exploring the culture and excitement of Japan in Tokyo. We serve about 900 students every year. Although most students are from other parts of Asia, all instruction is in Japanese. English-speaking staff provide support, including special tutorials, for American students seeking to learn the Japanese language.


Founded in 1983, KCP International is recognized as a leader in Japanese language education. It is well known for its Japanese language and cultural immersion in Tokyo. The school, for the dedicated student, is a convergence of study abroad students, aspiring teachers, interns, and professors. KCP teachers are carefully evaluated for teaching effectiveness through active observation and a series of interviews.

KCP serves about 900 students per year, and you will have two to three instructors per class. While most students are from other parts of Asia and all instruction is in Japanese, English-speaking staff provide extensive language support, including special tutorials, as the need arises for our U.S. students as they learn the Japanese language.


KCP has been working with accredited U.S. universities for over 18 years. We have affiliation agreements with several universities and sponsor agreements with three others. (Sponsor universities provide academic credit for students who are enrolled at other schools.) Each year, KCP hosts students from more than 50 American colleges and universities.

Our program has improved each year as a result of our attention to the needs of the western-world student. This includes listening to your comments, curriculum refinements, and the addition of new learning tools. Our outstanding faculty and support staff are dedicated to guiding and helping students from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other western countries to succeed in gaining proficiency in the Japanese language. We are firmly on your side.


Tokyo-area university professors teach the new, innovative KCP Japanese-language teacher preparation program—the only one of its kind at a Japanese language school. Japanese teachers-in-training from nearby universities serve supervised internships at KCP, to supplement your instruction and provide further interaction.


KCP student scores on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) are testament to the high quality of language instruction at KCP. This test is administered by Japan’s Ministry of Education. Most students enrolled in KCP’s advanced classes are able to pass Test Level One (the most difficult)—a level of proficiency in the language that usually allows them to enter a Japanese university as a full time student.


KCP is a not-for-profit educational foundation. As of April 2007, KCP International Japanese Language School, one of the largest and most highly recognized language institutes in Japan, has been granted Gakko Hojin status. Gakko Hojin is a rigorous educational evaluation and accreditation process overseen by the Tokyo metropolitan government ministry.


KCP also offers a six-month Japanese teacher training program for those who want to teach Japanese as a second language. It is taught by qualified professors from Tokyo universities who specialize in Japanese language education. The basic level focuses on instruction, and the advanced level includes in-depth instruction plus practicum. For students who have completed the program, KCP offers further opportunity for experience as teaching assistants in selected U.S. universities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Japanese

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KCP International Japanese Language School, a Non-profit Educational Foundation, is pleased to be able to offer students from around the world a unique opportunity to learn more about Japan, and its language, people and culture. [+]

Description KCP International Japanese Language School, a Non-profit Educational Foundation, is pleased to be able to offer students from around the world a unique opportunity to learn more about Japan, and its language, people and culture. Our programs are open to all English speaking students in good class standing as well as post graduate and adults. KCP's strength is our attention to quality language instruction. Our carefully integrated language and culture program offers the student a unique opportunity to develop Japanese language proficiency while gaining an understanding of the Japanese culture and modern society. Highlights High-quality instruction with personalized attention, conveniently offered five times a year at all academic levels, over one and a half years (12 semester hours) of Japanese language credit each semester, homestay, with breakfast and dinners, or private dormitory room provided. All local transportation between lodging and school is provided and numerous excursions to many cultural, historical, and political sites in and around Tokyo. Subject Areas Asian Studies Culture Intensive Language Japanese Term Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year Program Fees Include: Tuition and all fees Textbooks On-site orientation Airport-pick-up Academic credit Homestay or private dormitory with local transportation pass Numerous educational excursions and cultural activities in and around Tokyo Medical insurance [-]