We teach Japanese classes in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

Japanese Futaba Language School


Greetings from Futaba Language School!

Nice to meet you!

Do you want to learn Japanese?

“Who is the right Japanese teacher for me?”

“Well, I want to learn from a professional teacher.”

“Is it cost-effective to hire a professional teacher?”

Here we are! We responds to such needs.

Our school (Futaba) is located at the heart of Osaka, 5 minute walking distance from Shinsaibashi Station. It is administrated by experienced Japanese language teachers who have passed strict examinations and received various training to teach the language of Japanese to non-Japanese people by using Japanese only. Of course, the teachers are all professional and experienced so you don’t have to feel any anxiety at all even though you are not confident in speaking in Japanese. We support our students whether they are beginners or advanced learners. In addition, we respond to many kinds of needs – we can help you gain daily conversation skills, business conversation skills. We can provide language trainings for companies and educational foundations, also for technological trainees and people who take JLPT examination. Also we can prepare intensive study courses for short term exchange students.

Our students can enjoy gaining some Japanese cultural experiences like trying calligraphy. We also hold enjoyable events regularly so that non-Japanese nationals can enjoy mingling with other Japanese learners and native Japanese speakers.

In our lesson, we are focused to have our students understand the varieties of delicate impressions that the Japanese language convey as nuances. We believe that such style of Japanese language education would help Japanese learners to understand more about Japanese culture, Japanese people’s viewpoints and their ways of thinking in deeper level so that they will be able to speak more natural Japanese.

Our final destination is to create the environment where, no matter where they are from, all kind of people can coexist upon mutual understandings so that they can create deepened bonds of friendship.

Futaba Language School

Teachers from Futaba

Mitsue Kunisada


President of Futaba Language School

Has taught Japanese for 15 years

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT, study for EJU, instruction on how to live in Japan – business Japanese

She is a friendly and cheerful person whose hobbies include bowling and golfing.

Her class is always enjoyable and full of laughter.

She incorporates calligraphy and origami lessons into the class and tries to help students learn about Japanese culture.

Yumiko Matsui

Vice president of Futaba Language School

Has taught Japanese for 14 years

Student level: beginner – advanced, business-level Japanese, study for JLPT, instruct on how to write Japanese essays, pronunciation and accent

She has experience teaching in the Japanese school of Saipan.

Her lessons in the sense of language are especially popular among her students.
She has students who come to take lessons for 10 years to learn the nuance of Japanese from her.
She likes playing the electronic organ, Hip-hop, karaoke and traveling.

Eriko Hatanaka

Has taught Japanese for 3 years

Student level: beginner – advanced, business level Japanese, study for JLPT, instruct on business manner

Her specialty is instruction on hospitality and management. Her students learn Japanese mannerisms and ways to use polite language. She can provide Japanese classes in English if requested.

Junko Sakurai

Has taught Japanese for 7 years

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT

She lives in Saitama and is mainly responsible for company training in the Kanto area.
She can work with each individual student’s level from beginner to advanced.
Though she is not good at the Osaka dialect, she speaks beautiful standard Japanese.

Hiroko Iwasaki

Has taught Japanese for 10 years

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT

She can communicate in English if necessary.
She has experience teaching elementary, junior high school and university students, as well as adults.

Akane Okoda

Has taught Japanese for 16 years

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT

She taught Japanese for 4 years in London, utilizing her 16 years of experience as a Japanese teacher.
She can teach any level from beginning to advanced.

Toshiko Kato

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT

Her philosophy is “learning beautiful Japanese with fun and comfort”
Previous students have praised her ability to explain concepts in an easy-to-comprehend way.
She was a team teaching assistant at a university in Bali and an at-home teacher in both France and the United Kingdom; therefore, she is quite familiar with European culture. Her spirit is “Parisienne”.

Takako Takeda

Has taught Japanese for 6 years

Student level:beginner – advanced, study for JLPT

In beginner class, she uses extensive visual cues such as picture cards and images from her iPad.

Yoko Nakagoshi

Has taught Japanese for 1 years

Student level:beginner – intermidiate

She always tries to create a classroom environment that is positive, enriching, informative and full of laughter.

Rie Dan

Student level:beginner – advanced、study for JLPT, business level Japanese, study for EPA(care worker national examination)

She wants to help you broaden your Japanese horizons and is committed to making her class exciting, informative and unique on a daily basis.

Company Profile

Company Title Futaba Language School
Company Representative Mitsue Kunisada
Founded Feb. 2007
Business outline *Japanese education for foreigner who lives in Japan, offering education of manners
*Support daily life for technical intern and Japanese education
*Consultation about overseas student staying in Japan, foreign employee, foreign trainer and technical intern.
Office Address 4-10-20-1101,Minami Senba,Chuou-ku,Osaka-shi,
TEL 06-6244-2528
FAX 06-6244-2529

About opening hours and inssuing student Visa

  1. Futaba Language School is closed on Sundays, National Holidays and for periods around the Obon and New Year holiday periods (we will inform all students in advance of the exact dates).
  2. Outside of the holiday periods stated above, Futaba Language School is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00.
  3. Our school can’t issue a Visa.

Futaba Social Support Program

Charity Message Bag Project

Charity message bag

Charity Activity since the Great East Japan Earthquake
Spreading smiles across Japan: Charity Message Bag Project

【Details of the Charity Message Bag Project】

On March the 11th a big earthquake happened in Japan. We thought about what we could do about it, being just a small language school in Osaka. We knew that not only Japanese people but people from all over the world had the same feeling. We wanted all people in Japan to cheer up and smile. We started a charity activity, writing a message of warmth and desire on a bag which was then sold with all profits being contributed to the Japansese red cross. We hope that seeing these heart warming messages will bring you hope, courage, energy and lots of smiles.
We’ll continue this charity activity, and we sincerely hope revival even a day early.

YouTube Film: Nihon ni genki to egao wo hirogeyou


This films shows the bags created by the people who participated in our project.