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       Interculture Language Academy is a Japanese language school located in Kobe, One of Japan's famous spots. Our aim is to foster a deep understanding of Japan. We provide Japanese courses that go from the beginner level to the advanced one. Students will learn Japanese culture, history, and morals through the lessons and activities.



             Our students are from over 20 countries around the world. Not only from Asia but also Europe and America as well. As there are students of various nationalities in the class, the use of the Japanese language occurs naturally. Students will have the opportunity to engage with other students from a diverse variety of cultures.


       ILA motto is “Education is providing students dreams.  Learning is carving the truth to one’s heart.”

Message from President


Education is providing dreams to our students.
Learning is carving the truth in their minds.
Let challenge to make your dreams come true.
Why not start to master the Japanese Language together?



Interculture Inc. Director / ILA President

Message from Principal

Our school locates in Kobe city which is near to both Osaka and Kyoto Cities. Public transportation is very convenient as there are many railways such as Subway, Kobe Railways, Hanshin Railways, Hankyu Railways, and Sanyo Railways nearby to our school. Our school is facing Daikai Street, one of Shinkaichi's main roads where are very convenient as there are lots of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, post office and more. Furthermore, our school locates near Harborland, one of the famous spots to visit as well.

Our principle is to educate and bring up future leaders who are creative and equip them with good communication skills which can contribute to society as international personals. Our main goal is to support and help people obtaining certain levels of Japanese proficiency who want to study Japanese technology and knowledge, entering Japanese Universities, colleges or looking forward to employment using their Japanese ability.

                    Association for the promotion of Japanese Language Education

 Kinki District Councilor


                                                                                        Former University Professor



ILA Principal


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