How? With an innovative teaching approach and original learning materials tailored to your needs. See for yourself with two free 60-minute trial lessons!
So, I came up with this method:
I'll ask you to prepare what you want to say in English.
Next, I'll show you how to say it in Japanese and teach you the grammatical aspects.
Then we'll repeat the role-play over and over again.
This is the biggest secret to mastering Japanese, and oddly enough, most schools, instructors, and textbooks never do this.
Get two 1-hour private lessons free of charge with no commitments. In the trial lessons, I'll listen to your needs and requests with the goal of designing the best lesson for you.
Take lessons anywhere in Tokyo! Study at home, your workplace, a cafe, or a fastfood restaurant, as long as it's in the Tokyo metropolitan area (NO TRANSPORTATION FEES!)
Flexible class times to meet your schedule. You can have a private lesson daily, once a week, or twice a week. Monthly, short-term intensive, whatever you want is fine!
Plus, weekends, late nights and early mornings are available too!
Get the most ideal and effective Japanese lessons designed for your needs.
...or even dating expressions, and more!
Get original lesson materials made just for you. I can make any kind of lesson materials. And of course, we can also study using your own textbooks if you like.
Beginner, intermediate, or advanced students are all welcome.
Prior to teaching non-native Japanese speakers, I was a professional Japanese instructor teaching Japanese students. I can teach you real and genuine Japanese grammar, sentence structure, expressions, and even the origin of Kanji.
I have lived and taught in the US for 7 years, and New Zealand for 2 years, so I speak English very well. I'm also aware of tricky points and common mistakes students make.
You will learn the skill of conversion between desu and masu form (formal and polite form) and plain form (informal / casual form). This is another secret of mastering Japanese!
Once in a while we'll have student parties, so you can meet new people and make new friends!
Taka-sensei gave me a lot of encouragement and guidance at the beginning of learning Japanese. I seemed to know what to do effortlessly like magic. He has a lively, charming personality and is patient. He understands foreigners! Please take a class! M.E.
Taka Sensei is an extremely talented teacher and I owe a great deal of gratitude to him for helping me to write work emails, read and watch the news in Japanese, and generally converse with Japanese people... He will help you too, to excel and achieve your goals and I intend to continue learning from him for as long as he will have me as his student! Scott Reynolds
Taka-sensei is an excellent teacher. Always well-prepared, and very patient. I had many lesson requests, but he was always able to meet them. His rates are also probably the best in Tokyo. Highly recommended! JM Taylor
Taka-sensei has helped me focus a lot in my studies. I had two main goals in my study: 1) to pass JLPT N1, and 2) to have more confidence and be able to speak business Japanese more fluently. I think Taka-sensei has given me the confidence to be able to do both and has been very patient and understanding... I definitely recommend him. Josef Walda
¥3,500 / hour
*Transportation fees are free for lessons within the Tokyo metropolitan area.
I also do GROUP LESSONS (two or more people). The fee is as follows:
2 people -> 2,000 yen an hour per person
3 or more people -> 1,800 yen an hour per person
Highly-experienced Japanese teacher who lived and taught in the US for 7 years and New Zealand for 2 years.
I started "Japanese Lessons Tokyo" in 2008 and have taught nearly 500 students so far.
I'd like to help get you speaking Japanese fluently. Please feel free to contact me through the form below or at this email address:
I'm looking forward to meeting you!