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Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Classes (SJC)

Shinjuku City offers Japanese language classes in which volunteers teach basic conversational Japanese. Why not join a class in your neighborhood?

Eligibility Those whose first language is not Japanese and who feel a need to speak Japanese in everyday life are eligible. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies, then those who live in Shinjuku City will be given priority. Those of junior high school age or younger are not eligible to join the class.
Time 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Evening classes are offered only on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Days Monday through Friday (There are classes that meet once a week and those that meet twice a week. The day of the week depends on the location.)
Period First term: April through July; second term: September through December; third term: January through March (There are no classes during the year-end/New Year holidays or on national holidays.)
Location 10 locations in Shinjuku City, including Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza (Hygeia 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku City)
Note: Locations and schedules are subject to change. For more information, please check the list below.
Fees For classes once a week: First term, 2,000 yen; second term, 2,000 yen; third term, 1,500 yen
For classes twice a week: First term, 4,000 yen; second term, 4,000 yen; third term, 3,000 yen
Notes:
1. Fees will not be discounted even if you enter the class in the middle of the term.
2. There are no reimbursements once fees are paid.
To Apply Please inquire with the office below. Admission is possible on an ongoing basis if there are vacancies in a class.
Inquiries Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Class Section, Regional Exchange Division, Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Inside Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku 169-0072

  • A three-minute walk from exit 3 of Nishi-Waseda Station on the Fukutoshin Subway Line
  • A ten-minute walk from exit B1 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line or Fukutoshin Subway Line
  • A fifteen-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR Line and Seibu-Shinjuku Line
  • A fifteen-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Line

Ride the Ike (池) 86 Toei Bus from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station, the So (早) 77 Toei Bus from the west exit of Shinjuku Station, or the Taka (高) 71 Toei Bus from Takadanobaba Station; a two-minute walk from Cosmic Center-mae bus stop

Reception Hours 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed 2nd Tuesdays of the month and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Tel: 03-3232-5121
Fax: 03-3209-1833
E-mail: sjc@regasu-shinjuku.or.jp
Web site: http://www.regasu-shinjuku.or.jp/?p=352

List of Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Classes

Time: Morning class, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; evening class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Course Terms: First term, April through July; second term, September through December; and third term, January through March (There are no classes during the year-end/New Year holidays or on national holidays.)

Ⅰ.Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Morning Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Morning Class Hygeia 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku City
★A five-minute walk from Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
★A 10-minute walk from the east exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR, Odakyu, and Keio lines; Marunouchi Subway Line; and Toei Oedo and Shinjuku lines
Evening Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Monday Evening Class
Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Thursday Evening Class
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Morning 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Evening 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Evening 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅱ.Kita-Shinjuku Lifelong Learning Hall Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Kita-Shinjuku Lifelong Learning Hall Class
(3F classroom A; 3F audiovisual room only on 3rd Friday)
3-20-2 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A 12-minute walk from JR Okubo Station
★A seven-minute walk from JR Higashi-Nakano Station
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Ⅲ.BIZ Shinjuku Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning BIZ Shinjuku Class
(3F training room C)
6-8-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A five-minute walk from the No. 2 exit of Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line
★An eight-minute walk from exit A4 of Tocho-mae Station on the Toei Oedo Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Ⅳ.Yotsuya Hiroba Plaza Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Yotsuya Hiroba Plaza Class
(2F community room 5)
4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku City
★A five-minute walk from the No. 2 exit of Yotsuya-Sanchome Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line
★A seven-minute walk from exit A1 of Akebonobashi Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 4,000 yen 4,000 yen 3,000 yen
Ⅴ.Ushigome Tansu Chiiki Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Ushigome Tansu Chiiki Center Class
(4F Bara [rose] B)
15 Tansu-machi, Shinjuku City
★Less than a one-minute walk from exit A1 of Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station on the Toei Oedo Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅵ.Totsuka Chiiki Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Totsuka Chiiki Center Class
5F cooking/handicraft room)
2-18-1 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR and Seibu-Shinjuku lines
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅶ.Shinjuku Cosmic Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Shinjuku Cosmic Center Class
3F small meeting room)
3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from the No. 3 exit of Nishi-Waseda Station on the Fukutoshin Subway Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅷ.Shinjuku Bunka Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Shinjuku Bunka Center Class
(4F meeting room 2)
6-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A seven-minute walk from the exit A2 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Fukutoshin Subway Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅸ.Wakamatsu Chiiki Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Wakamatsu Chiiki Center Class
(2F meeting room 1)
12-6 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from Wakamatsu-Kawada Station on the Toei Oedo Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen
Ⅹ.Okubo Chiiki Center Class
Time Class Name Location
Morning Okubo Chiiki Center Class
(3F cooking/crafts room)
2-12-7 Okubo, Shinjuku City
★An eight-minute walk from JR Shin-Okubo Station
★An eight-minute walk from exit A1 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Fukutoshin Subway Line
Day Fee
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term
Class 2,000 yen 2,000 yen 1,500 yen

Inquiries:
Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Class Section, Regional Exchange Division, the Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Inside Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku 169-0072
Tel: 03-3232-5121
Fax: 03-3209-1833