School Introduction

KAI, founded in 1987, is located in Shin-Okibo, Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is a very convenient area, with many restaurants and numerous shops.
The school stands out for its international community and its innovative teaching method which includes the use of iMac with which to study and practice through the school app.


English-Speaking Students

In this school you find a higher percentage of western students, the teaching material is optimized for the learning of those who are beginners with ideograms.

Full-time job Support

From interview preparation to business Japanese classes, this school assists those who are ready to find a full-time job

Also for Beginners

You can study at this school even if you have never studied Japanese before.


The school has an App designed to optimize learning. You can use your own device or rent one to use it at home.

Part-time job Support

The schools posts and updates available part-time job opportunities and prepares the studentes for the interviews

Students' Lounge

Area where the students gather to eat, chat or do their homework. Free Wi-Fi for all the students.


General Japanese Course

Course for students with different needs. Available for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Private courses, Japanese Business courses or JLPT and EJU exam preparation are also available. Designed to improve the four language skills in a balanced way: Conversation, Writing, Reading and Listening. It is the Japanese course par excellence. Ideal for those who want to study in Japan for an extended period of at least 6 months, therefore with the Student Visa. Regardless of what your goal is once you finish the course, if you want to learn Japanese without giving up the opportunity to work part-time or enjoy the experience in Japan, this is the right course for you.

Conversation Course

The goal of the conversation course is to ensure that students improve their conversational skills independently in order to improve their daily life in Japan. The lessons in the beginner levels simulate recurring situations in everyday life. As the level rises, the topics covered and the simulated situations differ, touching from everyday recurring conversational patterns to more complex social and specific topics. The course is divided into 15 lessons per week, with the additional option of being able to take an additional supplementary lesson per day so that you can also concentrate on reading and writing, so as to do 20 instead of 15 weekly lessons.

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Intensity is essential

The intensity of the course determines your free time.  It reflects your progress in learning the japanese language and the amount of time you can spend working or enjoying your life in Japan.


School Location


Shin-Okubo is a lively district with many shops and restaurants, also known as “Korea Town” due to the presence of many Korean-style activities. 
However, from this area it will be easy to walk to Shinjuku, famous for being one of the most popular tourist areas, as well as among the most lively in the capital.

It is the ideal neighborhood to study in a well connected area and where entertainment will never be missing!

Other Courses

Business Course

Business Japanese Course for those who wish to get a job in Japan, Basic Business Japanese Class where you can learn useful expressions for your part-time jobs and prepare for your future job in Japan, and Business Japanese Training for Corporate Clients that the school designs special programs for. Kai offers these 3 programs for your various needs of Business Japanese.

Summer Course

A short summer program held during July through August. Grammar, JLPT, and business Japanese classes are available. An optional activities such as sightseeing, culture experience, gourmet, etc are offered everyday to fully enjoy your summer in Japan.

JLPT Preparation Course

To pass JLPT, what you need to do is to get used to the questions. Thus, you will take a mock test every time. Then we will explain the features of the questions, the techniques of how to solve them as well as the time allocation. It is especially recommended for those who want to practice before the actual test, to learn test techniques and to boost your score by recognizing your strong and weak points.

50+ Course

This is a special course exclusively designed for people over 50 to satisfy their high standard expectations. It's an ideal mixture of language and culture, and of course excitement and fun! It sure makes your stay in Tokyo unforgettable.

Term starts and length

Long Term Course

Duration: 6 months / 1 year / 2 years
Term Start: January, April, July, October

Short Term Course

Duration: 3 months
Term Start: January, April, July, October

* Usually lessons begin on the first or the second week of the month


Choose the mode that suits you!

3 Months

Without Student Visa
¥ 278,000 In Total
  • Registration Fee ¥30,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥240,000
  • Material Fee ¥8,000

6 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 521,800 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥20,000
  • Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥460,000
  • Other Fees ¥21,800
Più Scelto

12 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 972,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥20,000
  • Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥880,000
  • Other Fees ¥42,000

18 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 1,453,800 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥20,000
  • Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥1,340,000
  • Other Fees ¥63,800

24 Months

With Student Visa
¥ 1,894,000 In Total
  • Application Fee ¥20,000
  • Enrollment Fee ¥30,000
  • Tuition Fee ¥1,760,000
  • Other Fees ¥84,000

Note: "Other Fees" includes the material fee, the "Kai Programme" Fee, and an extended insurance.

All students will use the school's iPads for classes, in order to study and do your homework you can use your own or rent it from the school at the price of: ¥ 12,000 each 3 months.

If you own an iPad make sure that your model is compatible with the app created by the school. Contact us in order to learn the compatible models.

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