Japanese Section, ILA, Tokyo Institute of Technology

[2017]Japanese subjects for international graduate students

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Japanese subjects for international graduate students 2017


Japanese Language and Culture Courses can be recognized as Humanities and Social Science Courses as corresponding 400, 500, and 600-level courses. International graduate students can obtain credits from Japanese subjects upon their successful completion. A research student/researcher may join these classes but cannot obtain credits. Students, however, who earned a degree (undergraduate) at Tokyo Institute of Technology or other universities in Japan and also students who are judged to have higher Japanese abilities can not attend.

Note: Please read the instruction carefully. and log in using your student ID number, email address and password for Japanese class!


  • To see Japanese classes time table : Quarter1 Quarter2 Quarter3 Quarter4

  • To see a list of Japanese classes : Click here!

  • To check your final scores of last quater : Click here!


  • A. Class starting date:
    Japanese language courses will begin on October 2 (Monday).
    The On-line class reservation starts at 15 p.m., September 21 (Thursday).
    * Note: Third quarter: October 2 - November 27, 2017
       Fourth quarter: November 30 - January 30, 2018.

    B. Reservation and registration procedure for taking Japanese classes
    1. Making an account.
         http://cuckoo.js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~yamagen/regist-h/
    - When you have a NEW or a RENEW Tokyo Tech student ID (e.g., your status changes from a research student to a master student, or a master student to a doctoral candidate), please send an email to “system@js.ila.titech.ac.jp”.
    - 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” with the following information in the body text. “Your name, laboratory name, status in Tokyo Tech, planned period in Tokyo Tech”

    2. Logging in Japanese Class Online System.
         http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web/japanese
    If it is the first time for you to take Japanese class at Tokyo Tech, take online placement test.

    3. Choosing classes that suit your Japanese level.
    - You should reserve a seat for second quarter class at the same time as first quarter class. (Fourth quarter class with third quarter class). However, if you have personal reasons such as your arrival in Japan was delayed, or research issues, it is possible to make a reservation for one quarter class only.
    - We suggest you to register earlier since the number of seats in a class are limited. When the number has exceeded you will be put on the waiting list.

      *Priority order of Japanese class reservation
        1. Graduate students (master, doctor) who have reserved a seat prior to the class starting date. Order will be determined on a first come basis.
        2. Research student, Exchange student
        3. Researcher
    (Research students and researchers will automatically be on the waiting list until a designated date. After this designated date, research students and researchers will be registered in order they applied if the class is within capacity. Normally each year, all students on the waiting list have been able to attend class with some delay. However, we cannot guarantee this in the future. )

    4. Attending the classes you reserved
    Please do not miss the first class. In the first class your instructor will assess your Japanese proficiency level. When the instructor approves to take the class, your registration will be confirmed. If your level does not fit the class, you will be advised and guided to attend a proper level class by the instructor.
    - If you miss the first class, or your reservation status will be changed into waiting, even if you have registered the class earlier than any other student. The students on the waiting list cannot attend class.
    - When a prospective student cancels a class, an email will be sent to the address you have registered saying that you are off the waiting list. After receiving the massage, you are able to attend the class.

    5. Registering on Web Services for Student and Faculty (Kyomu Web System) for credits.
    If the instructor approves you to take the class in the first class, please register the class on “Web Services for Student and Faculty (Kyomu Web System)”: http://portal.titech.ac.jp.
    - If you do not need credits, you just register “Japanese class on-line system”.
    Registering Japanese Culture and Language (600-level)
    - Students who want to register Japanese Culture and Language (600) must reserve one of Japanese language courses which fit to your language level on Japanese Class Online System in advance.
    - Students must attend the first lesson and ask the instructor for the permission that you will attend the class as 600-level. With that permission you will be allowed to register Japanese Culture and Language (600-level) on Web Services for Student and Faculty.

    C. How to cancel a class
    If you cancel a class, please do so as soon as possible using the “Japanese Class Online System”. Login and press “Clear” of the class and then “Submit”. So that the student on the waiting list will move to the class..

    D. How to see test scores
    When you finish your courses, you will be able to see your test scores by logging the “Japanese class online system”. Grades will be given either pass or fail.

    E. How to proceed to the next level
    Students will only proceed to the next level by completing “regular classes” such as “Basic Japanese ” and “Intermediate Japanese ”. TOJ classes are not counted as proceeding classes to the next level.

    F. Textbooks
    There will be an announcement about textbooks in the first class from the instructor. Textbook sale is planned at West 1 bldg., Ookayama campus. As for Suzukakedai campus, please use the COOP shop or purchase online.

    G. Contact information
    1. Coordinator for beginner courses
    2. Related course: Basic
      basic@js.ila.titech.ac.jp

    3. Coordinator for intermediate courses
    4. Related course: Intermediate Japanese, Topic oriented Japanese 10~, 20~, 30~
      intermediate@js.ila.titech.ac.jp

    5. Coordinator for advanced courses
    6. Related course: Advanced Japanese, Topic oriented Japanese 40~
      advanced@js.ila.titech.ac.jp

    7. Japanese Class On-line System (Information about the reservation system, ID issue (researcher)
    8. system@js.ila.titech.ac.jp

      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” with the following information in the body text. “Your name, laboratory name, status in Tokyo Tech, planned period in Tokyo Tech”

    9. Web Services for Student and Faculty
    10. Graduate Group, Student Division:  kyo.dai@jim.titech.ac.jp

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