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Tokyo Tech Nihongo Space

About our activities:
"Nihongo Space" has been supporting international students in their study of the Japanese language since the second half of AY2018. The initiative began with support offered by faculty and staff members only, but since AY2019, language partners, volunteer Tokyo Tech students interested in language and international exchange, have also joined to practice Japanese conversation, offer tutoring in written Japanese, and give advice on how to study the language. From AY2020 to AY2022, we have managed to maintain our activities by opening "Online Nihongo Space" via Zoom, however, have now restarted face-to-face activities.

Nihongo Space is held on Wednesday and Thursday (12:40-14:00) at International Student Lounge of West Bldg. 1 on Ookayama Campus; as for Suzukakedai Campus, it is held only on Thursday.

Friendly atmosphere

Exchange with language partners

Personal tutoring by Japanese lecturers

Nihongo Space

Nihongo Space is here to offer you support to help you brush up your Japanese skills, such as giving advice on how to study Japanese, providing opportunities to practice Japanese conversation, offering tutoring in written Japanese, etc.
Currently, we are accepting online participants as well. If you want to participate in our activity online (Zoom), please contact us by email.

Open hour and Venue:
Ookayama Campus Suzukakedai Campus
Every Wed. and Thu. (12:40 - 14:00) Every Thu. (12:40 - 14:00)
Int'l Student Lounge at West Bldg.1 G1-116
  (As for the closed date, please see the schedules below.)

  • How to apply for Conversation practice:
  • You can practice Japanese conversation with language partners (Tokyo Tech students).
    Just drop by at the Student Lounge during the open hour.

  • How to apply for Personal Tutoring:
  • You can get personal tutoring from Japanese lecturers.
    They can help you correct your writing, and can give advice on how to study Japanese.

    How to apply: Fill in your nickname and your request in your preferred timeslot on Nihongo Space Reservation Sheet.

    * Your applications are accepted on the first-come-first-served basis, however, we might prioritize the new comers when the number of applicants exeeds the quota.
    * Please make sure that you do not overwrite the existing applications.
    * When you decide to cancel, please delete your application on the Reservation Sheet ASAP for yourself.
    * When there is a vacancy, we might accept your application on the spot, however, those who have prior reservation will be prioritized.

* Schedules of Nihongo Space in 2023:
1Q Apr. 19 ~ May 31
* Closed on May 3/4
* Closed at 13:00 on May 18 as we are holdig other int'l. exchange events.
2Q Jun. 14 ~ Jul. 27
* Closed on Jun. 29
* Closed at 13:00 on Jul. 6 and 27 as we are holdig other int'l. exchange events.
3Q Oct. 11 ~ Nov. 16
* Closed on Nov. 8 due to Disaster Drill at Tokyo Tech
4Q Dec. 6 ~ Jan. 25
* Closed during Dec. 27 ~ Jan. 3,4 (Winter Break)
(The above schedules might be changed at our convenience.)

Contact information:

  • Nihongo Space at Japanese Section of the Institute for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Tech
    Contact address: nihongospace#js.ila.titech.ac.jp
    (Please change "#" to "@" when you email)

Past activities:
  • Our activity (Online Hinamatsuri Party) was posted on Tokyo Tech News (Mar., 2022)
  • Our activity during Tanabata (Star Festival) period was posted on Tokyo Tech News (Jul., 2021)
  • Held the 2nd Online Photo Contest (Jun., 2021)
  • Information about Welcome Coffee Hours was posted on Tokyo Tech News (May, 2021)
  • Our activity during the spring break was introduced in Tokyo Tech News (May, 2021)
  • Information about Online Hinamatsuri Party was posted on Tokyo Tech News (Apr., 2021)
  • Information about Nihongo Space was posted on Tokyo Tech Admissions Website (Dec., 2020)
  • Activities in April, 2020  -> Click here!
  • (Support offered for Japanese language study and cultural exchange before the classes begin in 1Q)
  • Activities in 2019 3Q/4Q  -> Click here!