How much are the living expenses?
Compared to major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, the living costs are much lower. Please refer to the following example of living expenses for one month
Can I work part-time immediately after arriving in Japan?
Please give priority to your study. Please try to adapt to the life in Japan and work hard to gain the minimum ability to communicate in Japanese. On average, students start to do part-time work within 3 months of arriving in Japan. (This depends on individual effort)
Amami is a tourism island.As the main type of part-time work involves attending to customers, students cannot take on part-time work if they do not have minimum Japanese speaking ability.The school will recommend part-time work on an individual basis based on consideration of the requirements of the employer and the Japanese ability of the student. With part-time work that requires communication, your Japanese proficiency will improve further. Please work hard on your Japanese so that you can communicate as much as possible by the time you arrive in Japan.
I would like to hear what students who are already studying there have to say.
Please tell us what students have gone on to do after graduation.
We do not have any graduates yet. Our current students are working hard on their Japanese with the aim of going on for further study in universities, graduate schools and vocational schools, or finding employment in Japanese companies.
What is life like on an outlying island?
The environment is quiet and students can focus on their study with few distractions.The sea and mountains are beautiful and the air is good, and you will be welcomed by warm and friendly locals.
I’m still undecided whether I should go to Tokyo or Osaka.
If you work hard on learning Japanese, you can move on to Tokyo or Osaka at any time in the future If you are coming to Japan for part-time work or having fun, then perhaps Tokyo or Osaka might be better. But Amami has the environment for you to concentrate on your study and acquire Japanese proficiency so that you can fulfill your future dream. The school and all the staff will provide total support.