Japanese Communication International School


Japanese Communication International School is a renown school in Osaka. It prepares students whatever their goals may be. Excellent quality of teaching and seminars about business in Japan are some of its features. The capacity of the school is about 500 students. The high number of classes enables students to be placed in the perfect class for them, depending on their Japanese skills and depending on their objectives – whether this is studying in a Japanese higher education institute, working in Japan …


JCOM is located near the Honmachi station which is part of Central Osaka where you can find the famous Glico Man of Dotonbori and Namba Shrine. After school, you can explore the area and don’t forget to try the famous Takoyaki of Osaka. 

 2 mins walk from Subway Yotsubashi line Honmachi station Exit 21〒550-0012 1-1-3 Itachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka city






1. Great results achieved at the Proficiency test (JLPT) by Japanese Communication International School’s students.

2. High-quality living support to assist students whenever they need (get their National Health Insurance, Residence card …), including free or low cost Health Support.

3. Personalized study guidance : appointed staff are there to counsel students.

4. Preparation for the EJU :  private or group lessons on various topics such as mathematics, science, English, if needed by students. (The additional fee is charged.)

5. Many cultural and other activities (traffic safety lessons, life saving drills, business seminars, …).

6. Many fun events (Student Recreation, Field Trip, Sports Day, …).

7. Evening class available (short-term course).

8. Introduction to part-time jobs (and potentially full-time positions after the studies, depending on students skills) through ATEC, an employment agency.


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1. Long-term courses (12 months and more)

You will be placed in a class depending on your objectives and language skills.image002(1)

If your goal is simply to learn Japanese and speak it fluently, you will go to a General course. If you want to go to Higher Education in Japan, you will be prepared to take the EJU (the Examination to enter Japanese universities). This is the Academic course.

You can choose programs of 12 months, 18 months or 24 months.

Choice of classes:

The following levels are available: Beginner I, Beginner II, (Beginner & Intermediate), Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced I, Advanced II, Advanced III, and Super Advanced. Each level is for 3 months.

If you enroll at Beginner I, you will be in the Intermediate level after 6 months. If you start from Beginner II, it will take you 3 months to move up to Intermediate level.

Beginner Class: basic grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and conversation skills.

Intermediate Class: aiming at eventually reaching JLPT N2.

Advanced Class: preparation for the EJU and JLPT N2 (Advanced I) or JLPT N1 (Advanced II).

General Class: for students who do not plan to go to Higher Education in Japan, nor to be employed in Japan.

Business Class: to prepare students to work in Japan, getting used to the business in Japan (business manners, how to write an email in Japanese, …), how to prepare for interviews etc …

University Preparation Class

Post-Graduate Preparation Class

Recap information about long-term courses:

Start April, October
Length 12 months, 18 months, 24 months
Schedule Monday to Friday / Morning (9:00 to 12:20) or Afternoon (13:10 to 16:30)
Students per course Approx. 20
Required Japanese language skills 150 hours of studies or JLPT N5
Application fee 30,000 yens
Admission fee 50,000 yens
Tuition fee (1 year) 700,000 yens
Maintenance fee 20,000 yens
TOTAL (1 year) 800,000 yens

2. Short-term courses (1 to 6 months)

The length of those courses vary from 1 month to 3 months, providing you with great flexibility. Each week consist in 4 half-days of class and 1 day of excursion. You can enroll with a simple tourist visa, or a working holiday visa (depending on your nationality – contact us to know more).

You will be assigned to a class depending on the result of your placement test. When you pass the class, you can move up to the next level. If you fail the class, you have to take the class with same level next term.

Recap information about short-term courses:

Start January, April, July, October
Length 3 months
Schedule Monday to Friday / Morning (9:00 to 12:20) / Afternoon (13:10 to 16:30) / Evening (17:30 to 21:00)
Number of students per class Approx. 20
Required Japanese language skills No required Japanese language skills
Entrance fee 10,000 yens
Tuition fee 175,000 yens  /  147,000 yens (Working Holiday Visa)
TOTAL (3 months) 185,000 yens   /  157,000 yens (Working Holiday Visa)

3. Evening course

The evening course is focused more on improving conversation skills than studying composition or reading comprehension. It is a practical class using textbooks, but also Japanese songs and Japanese drama.

4. Yugaku (Summer camp/ Winter camp) (2 weeks)

Not only studying Japanese at school but many activities such as visiting vocational school, experience Japanese cultures, field trip, etc. are included.



Various activities are organized for students in the school and out of the school. Tea ceremony, Ikebana (flower arrangement), Japanese cuisine, calligraphy … It is important that students get familiar with the Japanese culture, customs and activities.

To have a look at various events during the year, please click here.



Japanese Communication International School provides various accommodation solutions, apartments to be shared, with either individual rooms, or rooms for 2 or rooms for 4.

Entrance fee 30,000 Yens for Short-Term, 50,000 Yens for Long-Term.

Individual rooms: starting at 50,000 Yens per month

To have a look at one place, click here or here.

Double rooms: starting at 30,000 Yens per monthaccommodation-osaka

To have a look at one place, click here or here.

Rooms for 4: 30,000 Yens per month

To have a look at one place, click here or here.

All places are about 20 minutes by bicycle from the school, some places in walking distance.

All basic amenities included (fridge, microwave, air-conditioning …).



Here is an estimate of the costs to study for one year at Japanese Communication International School. It includes the accommodation fees of 30,000 yens per month. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Application fee 30,000
Entrance fee 50,000
Tuition fee 700,000
Maintenance fee 20,000
Accommodation (Entrance fee) 50,000
Accommodation (Double room) 360,000
Total 1,210,000

If you’re looking for other Japanese Language Schools, you might also want to check out Osaka Japanese Language Academy and International Study Institute Kyoto.