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The Society to Introduce Nanao to the World
Contact Information TEL:0767-53-2208
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Class Location Days and times vary by location and class.
Class Schedule

You can start your lessons at any time. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule for both group lessons and private lessons.

As of April 2021, group class is closed.

Costs Short-term Intensive Course: ¥1000/person for an hour.
Number of Student ALTs from the U.S., U.K., etc., technical interns from Vietnam, China, and Brazil, Japanese spouses from China, Taiwan, and Hungary, etc.
Members 7(Teachers and Supporters)
Others ●Established in 1983.
●There are lessons that will cover Japanese culture and customs.
●There are also classes that gear towards those who are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Students who have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test on December, 2007 (Level 1: 1 student; Level 2: 1 student; Level 3: 2 students)
●Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award (Internationalization Category)
Message Residents living in Nanao as well as in the Noto Area are welcome to join our classes. We also offer various events throughout the year to promote international exchange between local citizens and foreigners. Our effort for the past 25 years was recognized by the nation and we were the first in Ishikawa Prefecture to receive the Commendation of Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (Internationalization Division), and the Commendation has since become a great encouragement for our Society.

Kahoku International Exchange Association
Contact Information TEL:076-283-3511
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Class Location 2nd floor, Unoki Lifelong Learning Center,
Kahoku city, Ishikawa 929-1125
TEL: 076-285-3511
Class Schedule ●Lessons are held every 2nd & 4th Saturday; 9:30-11:00
Costs Free
Number of Student Vietnamese, Thai, technical interns and Japanese spouses in their 20s and 30s.
People who go to school or work in Kahoku City are eligible to participate.
Members 3 Japanese Lessons Staff Members
Others ●Established in 2004.
●Students will also have the opportunity to experience various Japanese cultures.
Message Foreigners living or working in Kahoku City are welcome to join our Japanese classes. Feel free to come and have a nice chat with local citizens; or for those interested, you can also come help with the classes.
※Kahoku International Exchange Association (TEL/FAX: 076-283-3511) does not have a staff on duty at all times, so for any inquiries concerning the Japanese classes, please contact the Kahoku City Lifelong Learning Division.

SWITCH Uchinada
Contact Information TEL:076-286-6716
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Class Location Uchinada Bunka Kaikan (or Kanazawa Medical University)
140 Taiseidai, Uchinada (Kahoku-gun), Ishikawa 920-0267
TEL: 076-286-1123
※Sometimes the lessons are held at Kanazawa Medical University. Please check the website listed above regularly for updated information.
Class Schedule

●Weekday(Tuesday, Thursday) 10:00 a.m.~

●Weekend(Saturday) 10:00 a.m.~

Costs ¥100/lesson as cost for copies
Number of Student 25-30
Members 10
Others ●Established in 2003.
●The Japanese classes we offer are run by volunteers and they are comparatively smaller in size. Most of the students are exchange students and most of which stay in Japan for less than one year, therefore the students of the classes change quite frequently.
●The Japanese classes are divided into Beginners and Intermediate Level. Only a small number of students participate in each class, so we give our greatest efforts to design a curriculum best fit the needs of the students. In addition, since the students rarely have the opportunity to interact with local citizens in their daily lives, we offer various activities for students to promote further international exchange between the students and the local residents.
●Furthermore, SWITCH Uchinada holds the Speech Festival every year with Uchinada City, and this year there are 4 students from our Japanese classes who will be participating in the Festival.
Message Whether you want to learn or teach Japanese, everybody is welcome here!
Feel free to stop by and enjoy your time speaking Japanese!

Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange, Ishikawa Japanese Studies Center
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Ishikawa International Exchange Lounge
Contact Information TEL:076-221-9901

Class Location 1-8-10 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0962
Class Schedule Beginners-intermediate level Japanese classes are held from Mondays-Saturdays
Costs Free (except for cost of textbooks and copies of books)
Number of Student
Members 18 Instructors

There are classes from introductory to advanced, as well as kanji classes. There are from 3 to 10 classes every day, and more than 10 classes on most days.
Classes are held once a week and last from one to one and a half hours. (Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)


For class information, please visit the following website or contact us directly.


As of April 2021, the number of students per class is limited to four, and the number of classes a student can take is limited to one per week.

Message Every week from Monday to Saturday, you can take Japanese lessons with excellent teachers. The classes are divided into introductory and advanced levels, and the content is very detailed and well organized. The school is located in a quiet area of town, making it a great place to study. 

Living Support Japanese Classes
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Class Location Okuwa-machi, Kanazawa
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Japanese Seminar Association for People Returning from China
Contact Information (not accepting applications for this course at the time.)
Class Location Community centers in Kanazawa City
Class Schedule Three times a month (Thursday or Friday), two hours per class
Costs Free
Number of Student 1~3
Members 2

Nomi International Exchange Association
Contact Information TEL:0761-57-3761
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Class Location 4 locations in the city (JAIST, Neagari Learning Center, Iwauchi Community Center, Terai District Public Hall )
Class Schedule The days and dates vary depending on the class.
For more information, please visit the NIEA website.
Costs Free (except for cost of textbooks)
Number of Student more than 60 students.
Members 125~30 Instructors and supporters
Others Established in 1998.
Most students have their own class schedules and researches to perform, so students for each class changes quite frequently, and because of that our teachers will adjust the levels each time to suit the needs of the students (and in certain cases instructors may change as well).
Message 《Foreigners interested in learning Japanese》
The very first step is to help you enjoy your life here in Japan and around Japanese people. Students are instructed in small groups and the curriculum is designed to fit the student's individual needs, so feel free to stop by at any time.
《Foreigners interested in improving your Japanese through activities》
Taught in Japanese, students can enjoy their time and improve their Japanese proficiencies through the classes at the same time. We also offer various activities during the course for students to experience the culture and the 4 seasons of Japan.

Hakusan International Salon
Contact Information TEL:076-274-3371

Class Location 2/F Hakusan City Matto Bunka Kaikan, Hakusan International Salon
2 Furushiro-machi, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0872
Class Schedule

●Weekend Classes(Group Lessons)

When: Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:30
    Sundays from 13:30 to 15:00
Level: Beginner – Advanced (JLPT N4 – N1)
What to bring: Notebook and writing utensils
*Lesson bookings must be made in advance 


● Weekday Classes

When: Tuesday to Friday (90-minute classes)
Level: Beginner to advanced (JLPT N4 – N1)
What to bring: Notebook, writing utensils
*After a quick consultation, we will decide together which class best suits your needs.


● Waiwai Cafe

A conversational class where students talk about the months topic while enjoying a hot drink in a comfortable atmosphere.
When: 3rd Saturday of the month from 13:30 to 15:00
Last Friday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30

★Apart from the above, we are happy to advise on individual classes. For more information, please contact the salon.


For more information, please visit the HIA-salon website.


Costs Cost for class materials
Number of Student
Members more than 20 members

Established in 1998.
Taught by volunteers, the Japanese classes are run by the Hakusan International Exchange Association as one of the international exchange activities. The Association also offers "Japanese Teaching Volunteer Seminar" every year to ensure the quality and quantity of volunteers available for the classes.

Besides the Japanese classes, the International Salon also offers various events that are organized by the students themselves, including the "Country Knowledge Seminar", where students will introduce the culture and customs of their origin; and the "Foreign Language Seminar", where students will teach their own language to local citizens (students who hold these events are also volunteers).

Message It is a five-minute walk from JR Matto Station. You can also study on Saturdays and Sundays. If you want to study Japanese, please come. Let's have fun studying!

Japanese Lesson in KAGA
Contact Information TEL:0761-72-7906
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Class Location

Kaga Civic Center

(The building across the street from Kaga City Hall)

Class Schedule Saturdays, From 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Costs ¥3,000 / 6 months(¥500 per month)
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Komatsu International Association
Contact Information TEL:0761-21-2226

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Class Location 80-1 Kodera-machi, Komatsu, Ishikawa 932-0925
Class Schedule

◆Group Lesson

Weekend : Sundays 9:40 AM - 11:40 AM


Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 12:00


Levels      : Total of 6 levels

                   from Beginner (Shokyu) to Advanced (Jokyu)


Fee: 2,000 yen / 1 month

However, for weekday group classes, the fee is 3,000 yen/month for those who study 6 times or more per month.



◆Private Lessons

(Online Private Lessons)


Schedule:Please discuss with the teachers.
Lesson Fee: 1,000 /1 hour


※Other lesson courses available.

Please ask the KIA office for more details.

Number of Student Group classes: Approx. 2,870 students per year
Private classes: Approx. 1,730 students per year
Members 18 Instructors
Others Established in 1993
Message By learning Japanese, you will be able to get the information you need to live in Japan more quickly and more widely. It is also a place where you can make friends and discuss your everyday problems. Why don't you come and learn Japanese with many friends from different countries? We also have fun events!

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