Overview of ARC Academy

ARC Academy was established in 1986 with the aim to cultivate Japanese language as a communication means for foreign people involved in business.

ARC means “a bridge to the world”. In order to respond to this diversifying needs for Japanese language education, ARC Academy aims for opportunities to communicate with people from all around the world.


school facilities

ARC classrooms

  1. Free wi-fi
  2. Student lounge
  3. School Library (books-novels, manga and textbooks  available for rent, for free)
  4. Prayer room (set up mainly for Muslim students)
  5. Terrace with smocking area in the school yard
  6. Multilingual staff ( Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, English, French, Italian)
  7. Support and guidance for full and part-time job search
  8. Support and guidance for entering higher education in Japan
  9. Preparation course available free-of-charge (EJU, JLPT N1, N2, N3 levels)

Courses provided by ARC Academy

1. Study Abroad Course (Long-term)

ARC studentsThis is a course to get communication skills for students who want to pursue higher study in Japanese graduate schools, universities and vocational schools, and also those who want to get a job in Japan.The goal of courses is to build enough Japanese skill of students for their academic study.

Cultivating communication skills: Since the opening of the school in 1986, ARC Academy has focused our Japanese language education on cultivating communication skills. We create various activities in the classrooms in order for students to be able to learn useful and functional Japanese.

Excellent team of teacher: ARC has produced excellent Japanese teachers who succeed through one of our course “Training Courses in Teaching Japanese.” Graduates will be able to communicate in Japanese naturally through taking classes with selected teachers.

Start Date January, April, July, October (starting 2020, only April and October intake will be offered)
Duration 6 months – 2 years
Schedule Intermediate – Advanced Level: Mon-Fri 9:15-12:30
Beginner Level: Mon-Fri 13:30-16:45
Number of lessons 20 lessons a/week
Number of students in a class Average 20-22
Required Japanese skills Basic knowledge is required
Application fee 30,000 yen
Admission fee 70,000 yen
Tuition 720,000 yen/year

2. Intensive Course (Short-term)

The Intensive Course is suitable for people who need Japanese language for work or daily life in Japan or for those who are simply interested in the Japanese language.

4 skills: Students will learn 4 skills of language, speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus is especially on speaking and listening so that students can learn natural and smooth Japanese.

Direct method: There are certain nuances in a language that cannot be translated to other languages. Therefore, ARC believes teaching Japanese in Japanese, even at a basic level, and making students be familiar with the language is the quickest way in the end to acquire the language.

There are also students from all over the world and it is difficult for the teachers to teach in each student’s language.

Class teachers: Each class has their own class teachers. Class teachers know the best way for each student to improve their Japanese and give effective advice according to students’ needs.

Start Date January, April, July, October (starting 2020, class will be offered in Shinjuku, Osaka and Kyoto branches only)
Duration 3 months (48 weeks)
Schedule Morning Class: Mon-Fri 9:15-12:30
Afternoon Class: Mon-Fri 13:30-16:45
Number of lessons 20 lessons/week
Number of students in a class Average 20
Required Japanese skills Basic knowledge is required
Tuition 190,000 yen (3 months)


Activities offered by ARC Academy

ARC activityStudents learn Japanese culture in a full day, such as tea ceremony and traditional sweets cooking, once every terms. The speech contest will be conducted in the last day of every terms.



Accommodation arranged by ARC Academy

Private Dormitory
ARC Academy will introduce our partner accommodations which are within the areas that are convenient to commute to the school.
We ask a homestay placement company to arrange the homestay for students. You can live with a Japanese family in their house for a short period of time.



Sample estimated cost for one academic year – 2019

Here is the estimated cost for one academic year at ARC Academy. It is based on dormitory (Single room, 45,000 yen/month). The estimated cost will be changed depending on how you stay.

Study Abroad Course (Japanese yen)
Application Fee 30,000
Registration Fee 70,000
Tuition 720,000
Dormitory Fee 540,000
Total 1,360,000 yen

Students in ARC schools


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Map of ARC Academy Tokyo (Iidabashi) Campus