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Learn  Japanese in Kobe

ILA has been providing  students' dreams
since 1988

Certified Japanese Language School by:

Nisshinkyo (Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education) and Japan Ministry of Justice Notifying School Official No. A007

Why choose ILA?


We have veteran experienced teachers

ILA has many competent Japanese teachers who help the students to find the most suitable institution.


High rate of students entering higher education

About 20% of our students enter graduate schools. We help students to write Research proposals and take measures for entrance exams include an individual interview.


We have students coming from more than 20 nations

We accept students not only from Asian countries but also from Europe and America as well. As there are students of various nationalities in the class, the use of the Japanese language occurs naturally.  


We answer all needs for students who are interested in the Japanese Language

We offer many valid courses that go from the beginner level to the advanced one. There are long-term study courses (student visa) that prepare for higher education or to search for a job in Japan. For those who want to stay for a short period in Japan, we provide short-term courses which support students studying intensively. And also have a course offers to learn Japanese Language and culture at the same time.

Certified Japanese Language School by: 

Japan Ministry of Justice

Notifying School

Class Schedule

Monday to Friday (except national holidays)


Morning Class



Afternoon Class


About Kobe

         Kobe is a centuries-old place that has transformed into a cosmopolitan city. Despite the transportation, Kobe is a town that remains rich in natural surroundings.

       Kobe is an international city, which has an international trading harbor and airport. You can enjoy many kinds of foods and cultures from many different countries in Kobe.

Our Support

         We offer free selective classes for long-term students who wish to strengthen their Japanese Language abilities or prepare for the JLPT or EJU exams.

        Our school moreover helps all students to stipulate health insurance and in case of any problems, we have staff from many countries, who can speak different languages.

Application Guide

   For long-term study, the student will need to apply for a student visa. All the procedures will take around six months before each semester starts.


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