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Aoyama International Education Institute Japanese Center Business Classes

To study the basic skills that are needed to work successfully in Japanese companies.

To study etiquette and special Japanese terminology, which is necessary for working in Japanese companies.


Requirements for Entrance into Business Class

・Japanese Language Level Upper Intermediate Level(Level 2 (JPTL))
・People who are willing to be active and cooperate with classmates in class.
・You need to submit written form if you want to apply for the business class. (download

Lessons content


Extra fee

・¥10,000/per term


・The lesson time is: 9:00~12: 30.
・Routine tests and events are the same as in other classes.
・The classes' purpose is to enhance the skills necessary for finding a job in Japan, but is not a way to find a job.

Outside Lecturers

You can read about some examples of outside lecturers below. There are also various plans for outside lecturers to come in the near future.

  • Asahi Newspaper
    Asahi Newspaper
    The Representatives of the newspaper, Asahi talked about methods of making articles, collecting data and differences of various newspapers.
  • A Major Electrical Manufacturer
    A Major Electrical Manufacturer
    The employees of the company spoke about their company life, foreign workers, and showed photos related to their work. In the end students discussed in groups "The meaning of working in Japan" and made a report about it.
  • A Major Trading Company
    A Major Trading Company
    Students were told about the history of the Japanese economy and the features of the Japanese companies.
  • An International Patent Attorney
    An International Patent Attorney
    The employees talked about a great amount of information about finding employment in Japan and how to change occupations. Students wrote their own plans for their future employment goals in 5 years and made reports about it.
  • Previously Graduated Students
    Previously Graduated Students
    Students who previously graduated from our school talked about the advantages and disadvantages of working in Japanese companies from their own experience.
  • Japan Electronics College
    Japan Electronics College
    Representatives of a professional school talked about the circumstances of employment and the necessities for foreign students to get a job in Japan.
  • Hospitality & Tourism College
    Hospitality & Tourism College
    Students learned about Japanese culture and etiquette.
    We invited the person in charge of appointing talented people from all over the world at the Human Resources and had a lecture about ‘what kind of things and skills do they expect from foreign employees'.
  • GOGA
    The president of GOGA - a venture company in IT business, had come to tell us about the interesting parts and difficulties of establishing a business from his experience.


Off- Campus Studies

You can read examples from the Off-Campus Studies below. There are also various plans for Off-Campus Studies in the near future.

  • A Major Recording Company
    A Major Recording Company
    Students went to a recording company, which is located close to our school. . A representative of the company spoke about the company's activities in Japan and overseas. In the end, students watched a live performance.
  • TEPIA(High Technology Museum) Tour
    TEPIA(High Technology Museum) Tour
    Students visited TEPIA and learned a lot about Modern High Technology. They could see and experience new inventions with their own eyes.
  • Sony Archives
    Sony Archives
    SONY is the company which represents Japan. We learned about the high-degree economic growth progress of Japan and the artisan spirit which have been standing on the basis of it.
  • The Instant Ramen Museum
    The Instant Ramen Museum
    Students could experience Momofuku Ando’s ‘creative thinking’ who invented the world’s first instant noodle product “Chicken ramen” which is the first step for a new food culture.
  • Pasona Urban Farm
    We visited the modern office building, observing how vegetable and fruit are cultivated only with water there, and learned about the issues on agriculture and environment in Japan。
  • Bank of Japan
    Bank of Japan
    We visited the main building of the Bank of Japan, which is ranked as one of the important cultural assets, and learned about the work and history of this center of Japanese economy.
  • Nissan Factory
    Nissan Factory
    We visited inside the factory, a place boasting a lot of working automatic robots, and learned about the advanced manufacturing technology of Japan in efficiently making high-quality industrial products.
  • Kirin Beer Factory
    Kirin Beer Factory
    We visited the manufacturing process of beer, and experienced Japan’s high-level technology and the enterprise spirit of sticking to quality. Also we learned a lot about environmental initiatives from Kirin Company.
  • NHK Museum of Broadcasting
    NHK Museum of Broadcasting
    We experienced the familiar broadcast technology, and learned the history of television broadcasting in Japan.
  • Morinaga Candy Factory
    Morinaga Candy Factory
    We visted Morinaga Candy factory which has over 100 years history, and learned about the techonologies and process of candy manufacturing.
  • Jaxa
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    We visited the exhibition center which displays the real used airframe, and learned a lot the latest aerospace technology of Japan
  • Ajinomoto
    We visited Japanese traditional company: Ajinomoto. We got lots of knowledge about culture of eating inJapan.
  • Coca-Cola Company
    Coca Cola Company
    We studied lots of things through the monitor and exhibition of making process, history of Coca-cola Company and Plastic bottles eco system.
  • Metropolitan Police Department
    Metropolitan Police Department
    Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has been able to in any organization, whether you are kind of activity,I was able to experience a realistic scene to protect the safety of Tokyo.


Thoughts from a Participant of the Japanese Business Class

  • CHANG WEN-HSUN (Taiwan)
    I used to be nervous to speak in front of people because I could not speak Japanese well. But now thanks to the practice of presentations I did in the curriculum of business class, I not only improved my Japanese conversation skills but also overcame a hurdle in life. In addition, with learning more and more Japanese from news and newspapers, I have more topics to discuss with my Japanese friends and became more confidence in Japanese.
    And from now on, I will keep on working hard in leaning Japanese and try to get used to honorific expressions.
  • MAK WAI YIN (HongKong)
    There are fewer students in business class then regular class. We came from different countries and talks in Japanese every day. I am very happy with the atmosphere for study here. All of the students study hard with the same goal and encourage each other. We learned about honorific expressions and business letter writing, they are very helpful to work. And especially we did some role-plays to learn how to answer phone calls from suppliers and customers, it was really interesting. With the skills I learned by role-play every day, I was also praised by seniors in part-time job. I think it was really good to study in this class.
  • KIM MINA (Korea)
    I think it is very good that everything required in everyday business situations such as common sense, conversations, sense, and manners can be learned in this business class. We visited various companies and did group discussion together, and had a good time. And I am very happy that I met good teachers and good friends which I will never forget.
    I love everyone in business class! Thank you very much!
  • PHAM THE PHUONG (Vietnam)
    Aoyama international education institute may be the only language school I know which has business class on its curriculum. I used to confuse about the difference between business Japanese and regular Japanese used in common conversations. Now with the teachers’ help here I did many role-play and presentation exercises. I can do presentation in Japanese even it may be also difficult in my native language.
    It was very interesting to study here and I want to learn more from the teachers here.
  • KIM SEONG TAE (Korea)
    Aoyama’s business class is original special course.
    From July to September I attended this course. This course is little shorter than ordinal course and so I was sad. But in this course, I could learn business conversation and manner by practical class. My vocabulary is getting better by learning emailing and business writing. Now, I have confidence to communicate in Japanese. On the other hand, I studied for BLT and I could go to the Japanese company. To get job in Japan, I learned skill of working in Japan by specialist. This seminar was very practical program for me. I’d like to take part in this seminar one more time.

We introduce about experiences of students in our school.They succeeded job hunting in Japan.