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Hiki Academy has been accredited as a proper school (excellent management school for enrollment) in 2023
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校外活動ーこども動物自然公園 2022.11.21 Hiki Academy has been accredited as a proper school (excellent management school for enrollment) in 2023 2022.10.18 嵐山渓谷でバーベキュー 2022.09.15 ぼたん園 2022.06.10 初詣(はつもうで) 2022.01.07 2021年比企アカデミー日本語学校のクリスマス会 2021.12.24 ランチ会を開きました 2021.02.25 入学オリエンテーションが開かれました 2021.02.22 表彰式を行いました 2021.02.22

School Policy

Hiki Academy provides a spacious and comfortable learning environment,
where faculty and staff closely support students for their new life in Japan.

Hiki Academy’s experienced teachers offer Japanese language classes in the Academy’s spacious and comfortable classrooms. Hiki Academy has facilitated an environment where students can focus on their education without worries as its faculty and stuff provide support to students in finding a residence, on their language studies, and their everyday life in Japan.
In addition, the school also thoroughly advises students on applying for part-time jobs and their applications to university programs.

What's Hiki Academy?

Educational Objectives

1
Cultivating individuals who are capable of advancing their career and life goals through a deep study and understanding of the Japanese language and Japanese culture.
2
Cultivating individuals who, through the knowledge they have obtained during their higher education in Japan, are able to contribute to business relations between their own countries and Japan by working at a company in Japan, in a Japanese company in their own country, or even starting up their own company in their home countries.
3
Cultivating individuals who are able to respect the social conventions of Japanese society by familiarizing them with these rules and conventions as a part of the disciplined Japanese school life that we provide.

Educational Philosophy

Through the cultivation of highly qualified individuals capable of flourishing in a global society and possessing a positive, healthy attitude towards others, our school provides complete support for our students to become the international citizens who greatly contribute to the world.

President Koichi Horikoshi

Hiki Academy Japanese Language School
President Koichi Horikoshi

President Koichi Horikoshi

Curriculum

A curriculum designed with consideration
for furthering education in Japan

Substantial preparation is provided for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)and EJU(Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) along student-tailored support with detailed information for each student’s universities of interest. The school also trains its students in the basic skillset to successfully function as an international businessperson in the future.

Curriculum Details

JLPT
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is conducted for the purpose of measuring the Japanese language ability of individuals whose native language is not Japanese.
EJU
The Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students is a test designed for foreign nationals who hope to matriculate at Japanese universities. The test evaluates a student’s Japanese language ability and basic academic skills that are needed for foreigners intending to study at a Japanese university.

Class Organization

Formation of classes according to student’s individual levels of their achievement for learning Japanese language capable of efficiently.
The student of the Two-Year Preparatory Course (April start) will take place in four levels : Beginners, Beginner-Intermediate level, Intermediate level and Advanced level.
The student of the One-and-a-Half Year Preparatory Course (October start, not for beginners) will take place in three levels : Beginner-Intermediate level, Intermediate level and Advanced level.

Course Information

Two-Year Preparatory
Course (April start)

  • Beginners
  • Beginner-Intermediate level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level

1-year-and-9-months Prep.
Course (July Start)

  • Beginners
  • Beginner-Intermediate level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level

One-and-a-Half Year Preparatory
Course (October start)

  • Beginner-Intermediate level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level

1-year-and-3-months Prep.
Course (July Start)

  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
Beginners
The objective of the beginner’s course is for students to acquire basic sentence patterns and grammatical patterns and a basic competency in Japanese. The class is consisted of listening and conversation at beginner’s level. Students will also learn basic Chinese characters and vocabulary in the course.
Beginner-Intermediate level
At this level, students improve their listening ability and speaking ability, becoming able to understand and speak about various situations. Students will also be able to comprhehend simple and clearly written sentences, while improve their skill of expression.
Intermediate level
Students acquire a greater number of sentence patterns as well as complex grammar and expressions. Students also engage in thematic conversation practice. Students are taught strategies for the JLPT and EJU. At this level, there is a greater focus on reading comprehension, with students learning strategies to read short essays and increasing their knowledge of Chinese characters, Japanese vocabulary, and complex grammar. Students make a presentation and discussion about a newspaper and a magazine article.
Advanced level
At this level, students prepare for entrance examinations for vocational school, university, or graduate school. The target for students at this level is to pass the JLPT N2 or N1 and achieve a score of at least 260 on the EJU. Students are taught academic Japanese in order to prepare them to function efficiently in universities when attending seminar, participating in debates, and writing their themes.

Academic Fees

Course Application
Fee
Entrance
Fee
Course
Costs
Textbooks and
Course Materials
Subtotal Total
(tax included)
2Years
Preparatory
Course
1st year ¥ 20,000 ¥ 50,000 ¥ 540,000 ¥ 80,000 ¥ 690,000 ¥ 759,000
2nd year - - ¥ 540,000 ¥ 80,000 ¥ 620,000 ¥ 682,000
1year and
9months
Preparatory
Course
1st year ¥ 20,000 ¥ 50,000 ¥ 540,000 ¥ 80,000 ¥ 690,000 ¥ 759,000
2nd year - - ¥ 405,000 ¥ 60,000 ¥465,000 ¥ 511,500
1year and-
6months
Preparatory
Course
1st year ¥ 20,000 ¥ 50,000 ¥ 540,000 ¥ 80,000 ¥ 690,000 ¥ 759,000
2nd year - - ¥ 270,000 ¥ 40,000 ¥ 310,000 ¥ 341,000
1year and-
3months
Preparatory
Course
1st year ¥ 20,000 ¥ 50,000 ¥ 540,000 ¥ 80,000 ¥ 690,000 ¥ 759,000
2nd year - - ¥ 135,000 ¥ 20,000 ¥ 155,000 ¥ 170,500
2 Years Preparatory Course
1st year 2nd year
Application
Fee
¥ 20,000 -
Entrance
Fee
¥ 50,000 -
Course
Costs
¥ 540,000 ¥ 540,000
Textbooks and
Course Materials
¥ 80,000 ¥ 80,000
Subtotal ¥ 690,000 ¥ 620,000
Total
(tax included)
¥ 759,000 ¥ 682,000
1 Year and 9months Preparatory Course
1st year 2nd year
Application
Fee
¥ 20,000 -
Entrance
Fee
¥ 50,000 -
Course
Costs
¥ 540,000 ¥ 405,000
Textbooks and
Course Materials
¥ 80,000 ¥ 60,000
Subtotal ¥ 690,000 ¥ 465,000
Total
(tax included)
¥ 759,000 ¥ 511,500
1 Year and 6months Preparatory Course
1st year 2nd year
Application
Fee
¥ 20,000 -
Entrance
Fee
¥ 50,000 -
Course
Costs
¥ 540,000 ¥ 270,000
Textbooks and
Course Materials
¥ 80,000 ¥ 40,000
Subtotal ¥ 690,000 ¥ 310,000
Total
(tax included)
¥ 759,000 ¥ 341,000
1 year and 3months Preparatory Course
1st year 2nd year
Application
Fee
¥ 20,000 -
Entrance
Fee
¥ 50,000 -
Course
Costs
¥ 540,000 ¥ 135,000
Textbooks and
Course Materials
¥ 80,000 ¥ 20,000
Subtotal ¥ 690,000 ¥ 155,000
Total
(tax included)
¥ 759,000 ¥ 170,500

Scholarships

Before Entrance
N1
acquisition
N2
acquisition
¥ 50,000 ¥ 30,000
After Entrance
N1
acquisition
N2
acquisition
Perfect
attendance
¥ 20,000 ¥ 10,000 ¥ 10,000
Director Hamit Takamasa

Message

At Hiki Academy Japanese Language School, all staff, including faculty and staff, will support students who are studying for their future dreams while living in an unfamiliar Japan.
I went to a Japanese language school as well. Through the experience, I will carefully advise each student.
Moreover, the most important thing for us is the student's future. We will listen to their ambition and guide them in their career.

Director Hamit Takamasa

Hiki Academy Japanese Language School 
Director Hamit Takamasa

Annual Schedule

Life Support

Reliable,
Tailored Support

All our staff, including our teachers, support students who fully apply themselves to achieve their dreams while living in Japan.
We also introduce students to dormitories and inform them of part-time job opportunities.

Dormitory

We have a dormitory prepared for foreign students. The dormitory also serves as an important place for communication between our international student body as well as a private space for students to focus on studying, located conveniently in relation to our school.

Dormitory Rules

The first contract starts on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1 to coincide with the enrollment date.
Three months of advance payment is required when moving into dormitory. Following these first three months and based on the situation, the student will either pay the rent on a monthly basis or once every three months (i.e. three months’ rent).
Students are free to leave the dormitory but notice must be made at least one month in advance. If not, then the student will be charged that month of month.
Type Rent Move-In Fee Facilities Fee
(Futon included)
Total Utilities
(water, gas, electricity)
S Class (Single) ¥ 60,000
/per month
¥ 60,000 ¥ 40,000 ¥ 280,000 will be paid directly
by the student.
A Class (Single) ¥ 40,000
/per month
¥ 40,000 ¥ 40,000 ¥ 200,000
B Class (Double) ¥ 25,000
(per person)
¥ 30,000
(per person)
¥ 40,000
(per person)
¥ 145,000
(per person)
Facilities An air conditioner, a refrigerator, a washing machine, microwave, rice cooker, and free Wifi
※The total sum is calculated based on a three-month rent payment.
S Class (Single)
Rent ¥ 60,000/per month
Move-In Fee ¥ 60,000
Facilities Fee
(Futon included)
¥ 40,000
Total ¥ 280,000
Utilities
(water, gas, electricity)
will be paid directly by the student.
Facilities An air conditioner, a refrigerator, a washing machine, microwave, rice cooker, and free Wifi
※The total sum is calculated based on a three-month rent payment.
A Class (Single)
Rent ¥ 40,000/per month
Move-In Fee ¥ 40,000
Facilities Fee
(Futon included)
¥ 40,000
Total ¥ 200,000
Utilities
(water, gas, electricity)
will be paid directly by the student.
Facilities An air conditioner, a refrigerator, a washing machine, microwave, rice cooker, and free Wifi
※The total sum is calculated based on a three-month rent payment.
B Class (Double)
Rent ¥ 25,000(per person)
Move-In Fee ¥ 30,000(per person)
Facilities Fee
(Futon included)
¥ 40,000(per person)
Total ¥ 145,000(per person)
Utilities
(water, gas, electricity)
will be paid directly by the student.
Facilities An air conditioner, a refrigerator, a washing machine, microwave, rice cooker, and free Wifi
※The total sum is calculated based on a three-month rent payment.

※Availability will vary from time to time.

※Rent include tax.

Part-time job

Examples of part-time jobs in the area

Our school is located near an industrial park, so there are a variety of part-time jobs available.Students whose Japanese level is not yet high enough can work in food processing, stationery sorting, distribution centers, etc. Students with a high level of Japanese can work in convenience stores, supermarkets, and restaurants.Students who wish to work part-time are required to apply for a "Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted" when they enter Japan.

Reference hourly wage

960-1500 yen (depending on the type of business and time of day).
Monthly income during regular class periods is approximately 110,000-150,000 yen, and 160,000-180,000 yen during vacation periods.

STUDENT's VOICE

MA JINXUAN
MA JINXUAN

MA JINXUAN
China

I love games and Japanese idols, and I am learning Japanese through games and music. Thanks to this, I have improved my Japanese listening comprehension, but that is not enough to enter a university. So I'm practicing grammar and writing a lot under the kind teachers of Hiki Academy Japanese Language School. I like this school very much. I look forward to coming here every day. I am very happy to have friends from many countries other than China. At first, I couldn't get used to Japan because of the cultural differences, but recently I've been able to have conversations and now I like Japan. Next year, I will go to university, and I will do my best to understand the idols more.

SARSOZA AARON RYU JOSHUA LAMBINICIO
SARSOZA AARON RYU JOSHUA LAMBINICIO

SARSOZA AARON RYU JOSHUA LAMBINICIO
Philippines

I'm from the Philippines, 18 years old. I am very interested in the IT field, IT is a part of my life. After graduating from a Japanese language school, I would like to go to an IT-related vocational school and work for an IT company in the future. Filipinos can use English like their mother tongue, which helps me a lot in my life in Japan. But just speaking English is not enough when I make friends with Japanese and enjoy my daily life. So, my current goal is to master Japanese as soon as possible up to the level I can communicate with Japanese people fluently. I live with my family in Japan, so I don't have to worry about anything in my life. I will do my best to learn Japanese this year, and I would like to be able to use Japanese better next year.

SHAZAIB MUHAMMAD UMAR
SHAZAIB MUHAMMAD UMAR

SHAZAIB MUHAMMAD UMAR
Pakistan

I'm from Pakistan. There are not many Pakistani students in Japan, but at Hiki Academy Japanese Language School, we have two. I hope there will be more in the future. I am a Muslim, and the school even prepared a special prayer room for us, which I am very grateful for. The teachers also speak English, so they can help us in English when we don't understand. There are many Pakistanis who are in the car business in Higashimatsuyama, so I think it is the most suitable town for Pakistanis. There are also many curry shops, which are essential for us, so we don't have to worry about food. I'm not very good at Kanji, so my teachers are trying their best to teach me Kanji, and in the near future I want to be able to read Kanji easily like Japanese people.

DENG CHUHAN
DENG CHUHAN

DENG CHUHAN
China

I'm very glad to come to Japan. Japanese food is very delicious, and I have love sushi and Japanese sweets. I will work hard to learn Japanese and aim to pass the N1 exam. I also want to go to a famous university in Japan. If possible, I would like to enter the University of Tokyo. I will do my best to pass the exam. Now, my Japanese is not very good since I just came to Japan, but I like to travel alone, so I hope to learn daily conversation quickly and travel to various places. This is the start of my life in Japan.

NGUYEN PHUONG HOANG YEN
NGUYEN PHUONG HOANG YEN

NGUYEN PHUONG HOANG YEN
Vietnam

One year has passed since I came to Japan, and I have become used to Japanese life. I am currently aiming to enroll Rikkyo University, in an international communication department. I would like to study international culture or media, and use both English and Japanese.

NGUYEN HAI DUNG
NGUYEN HAI DUNG

NGUYEN HAI DUNG
Vietnam

I came from Hanoi, Vietnam. When I first came to Japan, I could hardly speak Japanese, so I couldn't understand what the teachers were talking about. I really had a lot of problems at first. Fortunately, the teachers at the school were very kind and even introduced me to part-time jobs. If I had any problems, they were always there to help me. Now that I am able to speak Japanese well, I rarely have any problems anymore. There are also Vietnamese food stores and restaurants near the school, so I don't feel inconvenienced. Also, I have many Vietnamese friends, so I feel like I am living the same life as in Vietnam. After graduating from the Japanese language school, I would like to study in Chuo Computer &Communication College, and my dream is to start a trading company between Vietnam and Japan in the future.

Access

Hiki Academy Language School
2-2, Shinmei-cho 2-chome, Higashimatsuyama-shi, Saitama
355-0021, Japan
Access Tobu Tojo Line Higashimatsuyama Station East Exit a 4-minute walk
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