In July, 2018, we left home town-the city of Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, and relocated in a brand new school building in Funabori, Edogawa-ku which is a quiet residential area. Our school is located about 3 minutes on foot from the Shinjuku line (Funabori station) of the metropolitan subway. It is a region with full of emotions of downtown where you can see the center of Tokyo from the top of Funabori tower in front of station. While trying to communicate with local residents, we will challenge the creation of new culture with the "symbiosis city" in mind.
Characteristic of the School
There are 3 general types of schools officially authorized by Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
These are national, public, and incorporated school (private) schools. These schools are accredited schools strictly managed and operated based on the Japanese Education Act, and OHARA Japanese Language School is established by O-HARA Incorporated School (University), and also a school in the miscellaneous category accredited by Governor of Tokyo. Since we are the school accredited by the government, students can receive various student discounts and benefits as the Japanese students, and tuitions, etc., are all tax exempted.
The Japanese language schools and Japanese language program established by O-HARA is also in Osaka and Fukuoka in addition to Tokyo, and transferring within the school is also possible. It is also possible to advance to the graduate schools and advanced vocational schools established by O-HARA with a preferential treatment by fulfilling the condition.
It is also possible to audit various courses, such as accounting, computer, animation, etc., established within the school, and challenge to acquire qualifications while learning Japanese by meeting the determined standard. That is, OHARA Japanese Language School is not only for enhancement of Japanese language skills, but allows to learn expertise simultaneously, aspiring for employment with a Japanese corporation or enhancing own skill sets. As a matter of fact, many of our graduates were recruited by Japanese corporations after graduating, and working in Japan now.