Japanese Section, ILA, Tokyo Institute of Technology [Japanese]
[English]

Japanese courses for International Graduate Students

Japanese Language and Culture Course provide programs designated to build up Japanese communication skills and cultural learnings basically designed for international graduate, doctoral students.

The Japanese Language and Culture Course belongs to Humanities and Social Science Courses, corresponding to 400, 500, and 600 level credit. Credits are given upon completion of the class.

News for [2018 3Q, 4Q]

New! - New class! Advanced 1-C:Tus(10:45-) room H1-119A.
- New class! Advanced 1-B:Thr(10:45-) room G1-112(Suzukakedai).
- New class! Basic 1-H:Mon(10:45-)/Thr(10:45-) room W9-321.
- Classes starting dates
- Instructions for application
- Registering for Japanese Culture and Language class (600-level)

* Map to Classroom W9-321
* Map to Classroom H117 and H119-A (Main Build., Honkan)



Course Information

Please read the instructions carefully.
  • Japanese class levels and Credits : see figure below
  • Classes of Japanese Language and Culture Courses are designed in 2 types of courses, Regular course (yellow or pink box) and Optional courses (blue or gray strip). Japanese learning in Tokyo Tech is designed as small-size class of about 20 stundents with consideration of learning efficiency. You need to take a placement test (online) when at first time or when after a certain blank period of Japanese learnings.

    Enroll in the Regular course (Basic 1 to 4, Intermediate 1 to 6, and Advanced) which gives you the steps to the next level. The optional classes (Topic Oriented Japanese 11 to 52) also can be granted credits if you pass, but these classes do not give you a step-up in the Japanese courses. Be noted that if you plan to take Topic Oriented Japanese classes, which to choose depend on the level of the regular course you have passed. Please refer to the figure above for Japanese language classes level steps.

    (Note1: Visitor researchers can also apply reservation the classes, but depend on the class’s open spots and your Japanese ability. Visitors who need consult email "system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp")
    (Note2: Students who is experineced and have high Japanese ability cannot attend this Japanese courses.)
    (Note3: The maximum number of TOJ classes a student can enroll is 2 classes (plus one regular class) concidering the level of learning efficiency.)


  • Class descriptions :  Japanese section: Click here!   Tokyo Tech OCW: Click here!
  • Textbooks : Class descriptions, textbooks.
  • Also, reference papers will be handed out at the first day of class.


Class starting date

For the 4th quarter, Japanese classes start from Nov. 29th and the following days.



Class application (spot reservation)

Please read the instructions carefully.
Reserve for 2 next quarters. (**Revision is allowed before the closing**)


In order to guarantee your spot in any of the Japanese courses, you need to reserve your spot in a class prior to the credit registration, and before the first day of class. All registrations will be on a "first-come basis" only.

*If you do not have a student ID of Tokyo Tech (such as Post doctoral researchers), please send email to have your visitor ID issued. Click here for information.



Graduate and Doctoral students

  1. Plan your class schedules.
  2. Create an account on “JCOS.
  3. [Notes]
    • * Once your ID on JCOS is created, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
    • * When you finished Master degree and moved on to Doctoral degree, your student ID will be revised. Make sure that you inform to “system*js.ila.titech.ac.jp” your NEW student ID if you plan to take Japanese classes further, and use JCOS to make spot reservations.
    • * Be sure to remember your password. If you forget, send email to system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp for assistance.
    • * Better to register with your “titech.ac.jp” email for further correspondence.
  4. Take placement test. > Click here!
  5. If you are already a student of Japanese courses, skip the test and go on for JCOS registration.

  6. Log-in with your account, and reserve your spot in the class.
  7. [Notes]
    • * You need to reserve classes for the next 2 quarters (such like sequential regular classes). However, if you have a personal reason such as research issue or delay, you may reserve each quarter at a time. Still, care for Kyomu Web deadline if you need credit.
    • * The maximum number of TOJ classes a student can enroll is 2 classes (plus one regular class)
    • * All registrations will be on a first-come basis only.
    • * Waiting list: When the available seats for a class reach its maximum, next person will be on a waiting list (a notice email will be sent). You are not allowed to attend the class until further notice.
    • The priority of the waiting list is;
    •     1. Graduate students (master, doctor) and exchange students
          2. Research student
          3. Researcher


    How to register for Japanese Culture and Language (600-level)

    Students who is willing to take the “Japanese Culture and Language class (600-level),” first you must choose a class from Regular course or from Topic Oriented Japanese that matches your Japanese level (based on the result of placement test or your latest class result).
    Reserve the class on JCOS, and pleas select "600-level" from a pull-down menu of "credit".

    Then, attend the first day and confirm the lecturer for permission to take the class as 600-level. Once you are allowed to take the class, you may next register on the Kyomu Web Services (Student and Faculty system) for “Japanese Culture and Language (600-level)” substituting the class you are attending (after the first class).


  8. MANDAORY: Attend the first day of class.
  9. Attend the first day of class and obtain lecture’s confirmation of participation. If you are on the waiting list, you are not allowed to attend the class until futher notice is sent to you. Pleae keep your eye on your email.
    *cf. Starting dates of class

    [Notes]
    • * Please do not miss the first class. If you miss the first class, your status will become “waiting.”
    • * Also in the first class, the class lecturer will assess your Japanese proficiency level. When he/she approves to take the class, your registration will be confirmed. If the class level does not match your ability, you will be guided to attend a proper level class by the instructor.
    Waiting status students:
    For those on the waiting list, keep an eye on your email. When a prospective student cancels and there is an open spot, an email will be sent to the next candidate on the waiting list. After receiving the email, you may attend the class.


  10. Register Credits on the KYOMU web.
  11. Once you are approved to take the class, then please move on to credit application on “Kyomu Web System.” Click here for instructions.
    Again, if you are willing to take the “Japanese Culture and Language class (600-level),” please confirm for permission of attendance in advance, and then register “Japanese Culture and Language (600-level)” as a substitute to the class you are attending. Only one class is allowed to do so. Ane please refer to "How to register for Japanese Culture and Language (600-level)" clarified above if you are interested in 600-level class.

  12. If you decide to drop or cancel.
  13. When you decide to cancel, proceed to cancelation ASAP, and give chance to other willing students on the waiting list. >> Cancelation (when you decide to drop the class)



Research students, Exchange students
* Please be noted that research students cannot obtain credits.

  1. Plan your class schedules.
  2. Create an account on “JCOS.
  3. [Notes]
    • * Once your ID on JCOS is created, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
    • * If you have entered as to Master degree or Doctoral degree, you will be provided with a new student ID. Please inform to “system*js.ila.titech.ac.jp” your NEW student ID if you need to use the JCOS to make spot reservations.
    • * Be sure to remember your password. If you forget, send email to system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp for assistance.
    • * Better to register with your “titech.ac.jp” email for further correspondence.
  4. Take placement test. > Click here!
  5. If you are already a student of Japanese courses, skip the test and go on for JCOS registration.

  6. Log-in with your account, and reserve your spot in the class.
  7. [Notes]
    • * You need to reserve classes for the next 2 quarters (such like sequential regular classes). However, if you have a personal reason such as research issue or delay, you may reserve each quarter at a time. Still, care for Kyomu Web deadline if you need credit.
    • * All registrations will be on a first-come basis only.
    • * Waiting list: When the available seats for a class reach its maximum, next person will be on a waiting list (a notice email will be sent). You are not allowed to attend the class until further notice.
    • The priority of the waiting list is;
    •     1. Graduate students (master, doctor) and exchange students
          2. Research student
          3. Researcher

  8. Wait for approval notice.
  9. Research students will automatically be on the waiting list first. (Exchange students depends on which program you are on.)
    Regular students are given priority since each class is a small-size class. When the class is within capacity, an approval notice email will be sent to you. Please keep your eye on your email and wait for the approval notice. Once you receive the notice, please attend the class or the approval will be dismissed and granted to the next waiting person.

    [Notes]
    • * If you receive approval email before the first day of class, then please come to the first class. If you miss the first class, your status will become “waiting” again.
    • * At your first day in class, the class lecturer will assess your Japanese proficiency level. When he/she approves to take the class, your registration will be confirmed. If the class level does not match your ability, you will be guided to attend a proper level class by the instructor.

  10. For Exchange students: If credit registration is necessary, register for credits on the KYOMU web.
  11. Once you are approved to take the class, then please move on to credit application on “Kyomu Web System.” Click here for instructions.

  12. If you decide to drop or cancel.
  13. When you decide to cancel, proceed to cancelation ASAP, and give chance to other willing students on the waiting list. >> Cancelation (when you decide to drop the class)



Fellow Researchers (not a student)

  1. Submit email to issue a visitor ID.
  2. If you do not have a Tokyo Tech student ID, send an e-mail to “system*js.ila.titech.ac.jp” with subject of “ID request” and the following information in the text. Clearly state your name, laboratory name, your Japanese skill or any Japanese class taken before in Tokyo Tech, status in Tokyo Tech, and planned period in Tokyo Tech.
  3. Create an account on “JCOS with the visitor ID. ** not open yet.**
  4. [Notes]
    • * Once your ID on JCOS is created, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
    • * If you finished Master degree and moved on to Doctoral degree, your student ID will be revised. Please inform to “system*js.ila.titech.ac.jp” your NEW student ID if you need to use the JCOS to make spot reservations.
    • * Be sure to remember your password. If you forget, send email to system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp for assistance.
    • * Better to register with your “titech.ac.jp” email for further correspondence.
  5. Take placement test. > Click here! ** not open yet.**

  6. Log-in with your account, and reserve your spot in the class.
  7. [Notes]
    • * All registrations will be on a first-come basis only.
    • * Waiting list: When the available seats for a class reach its maximum, next person will be on a waiting list (a notice email will be sent). You are not allowed to attend the class until further notice.

    • The priority of the waiting list is;
    •     1. Graduate students (master, doctor) and exchange students
          2. Research student
          3. Researcher


  8. Wait for approval notice.
  9. Research will automatically be on the waiting list first.
    Regular students are given priority since each class is a small-size class. When the class is within capacity, an approval notice email will be sent to you. Please keep your eye on your email and wait for the approval notice. Once you receive the notice, please attend the class or the approval will be dismissed and granted to the next waiting person.

    [Notes]
    • * If you receive approval email before the first day of class, then please come to the first class. If you miss the first class, your status will become “waiting” again.
    • * Also in the first class, the class lecturer will assess your Japanese proficiency level. When he/she approves to take the class, your registration will be confirmed. If the class level does not match your ability, you will be guided to attend a proper level class by the instructor.



Cancelation (when you decide to drop the class)

  1. Cancel your spot on the “JCOS” as soon as possible.
    Login and press “Clear,” and then “Submit. By doing so, it will give chance to other students on the waiting list.
  2. Simultaneously, cancel your class registration on the “KYOMU Web System.” Please be aware of the deadline of KYOMU Web cancelation.


Others, FAQ

  • How to proceed to next level
  • If you pass the Regular course Japanese class, then you are able to proceed to the next level (details of level; see figure above). The optional class of Topic Oriented Japanese does not count for level promotion.

  • How to confirm your exam results
  • You will be able to see your test scores by logging the “Japanese class online system”. Grades will be given either pass or fail. You can confirm by logging in the JCOS.

  • If you cannot find your ID or password
  • Please contact to the Japanese course professors, or “system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp”


Contact information

Please clearly state YOUR NAME and YOUR Titech ID when you email to contacts.
  • Coordinator for beginner courses: basic#js.ila.titech.ac.jp
    Related course: Basic Japanese 1 to 4
  • Coordinator for intermediate courses: intermediate#js.ila.titech.ac.jp
    Related course: Intermediate Japanese 1~6 / Topic oriented Japanese 11~/21~/31~/41~
  • Coordinator for advanced courses and 600-level courses: advanced#js.ila.titech.ac.jp
    Related course: Advanced Japanese, Japanese Culture and Language
  • Japanese Class On-line System: system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp
    Also, information about the reservation system, ID issuance (researcher)
  • If you do not have a Tokyo Tech student ID, send an e-mail to system#js.ila.titech.ac.jp with subject “ID request” and the following information;
    “Your name, laboratory name, status in Tokyo Tech, planned period in Tokyo Tech”
  • Web Services for Student and Faculty: kyo.dai#jim.titech.ac.jp
    (Graduate Group, Student Division)
  • * Please change # to @ to send email.


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