Daily Japanese Mail Support

Daily Japanese Mail Support

To get correct Japanese skills, using Japanese every day and having it corrected by a native-Japanese teacher is very important. We will stop you from using incorrect Japanese before you keep using it.
Regardless of the time difference, you can learn Japanese with us anywhere in the world.

The Services

*We updated and changed our lessons and services on January 1, 2024. The fees were adjusted.

Professional Japanese teachers will check and correct your Japanese daily using email.

We often see learners learn Japanese from their Japanese friends or spouses. However, many of them keep using incorrect Japanese. This is because their friends or spouses do not have enough teaching skills. Moreover, most learners’ friends and spouses do not mind if you use incorrect Japanese when they understand what you are saying.
As the Japanese language is very complicated, we recommend you learn it from a teacher with professional teaching skills. Our teachers have completed the “420 hours of Japanese Teacher Training Course.” We have confidence in teaching the Japanese language!

We will check the Japanese sentences that you wrote.

Please write and send us some Japanese sentences. We accept all forms of written material, including diary entries, business emails/letters, stories, and more!

The example:

Message from a member:
Please check my Japanese sentence.
The situation: Chatting with a friend of the same age.
I want to say: My new job is fun. I use a computer every single day!

Part of our feedback:
This is the correct sentence:
「新しい仕事は楽しいよ。毎日毎日パソコンを使っているよ!」(Non-honorific and spoken language)

every single day=毎日毎日(まいにちまいにち)
You always make mistakes in using the Japanese period「。」. I attached an explanatory sheet (PDF) about it. Please learn from it.
Using “!” in Japanese is unofficial. However, we use it in casual chats. Therefore, I used it this time.

*To teach correct Japanese, we need to know the situation and the person’s age. Thefore, the member wrote “with a friend of the same age.” If the friend is older than the member, this sentence may become rude.

We will check your videos or audio recordings.

Japanese online lesson

Please send us videos or audio recordings of you speaking Japanese. We will check and correct them. Not having both your Japanese pronunciation and grammar corrected early may get you off on the wrong foot.

japanese speaking lesson

We will answer your questions about Japanese.

We will answer your questions about Japanese grammar, keigo, kanji, culture, life, business, and so on.

The example:

Question from a member:
I learned that「さん」is used to call someone by their name and is added after their name. Ichiyo translated「パン屋さん」as “bakery.” However, I think it means “baker.” Is Ichiyo’s translation wrong?

Our answer:
The translation is not wrong. We also use「さん」when saying the name of a specific store or shop. You can say the store/shop name more politely by adding「さん」after their name.
These are other examples:
本屋さん=bookstore、魚屋さん=fish store、靴屋さん=shoe store、電気屋さん=appliance store

We check your handwritten characters.

Japanese people practice writing Japanese characters for many years and learn the writing rules in schools. To have the ability to write correct characters, we check your handwritten characters. Please take a photo of it and send it to us.

kanji practice

Student-Tailored Explanatory Sheet Service (sent as a PDF file)

In the following cases, Ichiyo will make an explanatory sheet for you:
・When we want to impart you a specific piece of grammar, kanji, vocabulary, and so on.
・If your Japanese question requires a more in-depth explanation that cannot be answered using email.

We will provide you with a Skype conversation lesson.

Teacher: Ichiyo
One conversation lesson: 30 minutes
To check your Japanese face-to-face, let us do a Skype lesson. You can talk about anything you want. We will also listen to your worries about learning Japanese if you want. If you want to take more conversation lessons, please apply for our “Private Conversation Lesson.”

daily Japanese study lesson


Mail Support

You can message us anytime. We will reply within 2 days except on our days off. However, we will reply to it as soon as possible. Our days off are not fixed. When we take a day off, we will announce it on the “Schedule” page on this website. We will reply to your emails after the day off.

Skype Conversation Lesson

All lesson times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9).
Ichiyo does not have settled business hours. However, Ichiyo has fixed lesson schedule for regular students now.

You can easily reserve Ichiyo’s lessons at these times. (JST)
Monday to Friday: 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M., 7:30 P.M. – 11:45 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 A.M. – 11:45 P.M.

If you want to take his lessons outside of these hours, please contact us and tell us your preferred day of the week and time before you apply for his lessons. You may take his lessons even though it is midnight in Japan if we receive many requests.
We run a first come, first served system, so get your bookings in quickly. Ichiyo’s holidays or absences will be announced on the ”Schedule” page.
If you cannot take a Skype lesson due to the time difference, you can extend our mail support for 5 days instead.

Terms and Conditions

・We do not provide your personal data to third parties. We will get permission from you when we use your photos, videos, or audio files on our website, blog, YouTube, Instagram, and so on. Please see our “Privacy Policy” page for more information.

Mail Support

・You can use this service for 30 days after payment has been successfully received.
※ When you make a single purchase.
・You can send us emails five times a day. The emails should not have more than one topic.
・When you send your Japanese sentences, please limit them to 150 characters per email.
・When you attach a file, it is limited to one file per email. Please keep your submitted video or audio file under 30 seconds.
・There is a possibility that the contents of our lessons and services will change. In that case, we will inform them to our members in advance.

Skype Lesson

・If you make a single purchase of “Daily Japanese Mail Support,” you can take a conversation lesson for 30 minutes. If you make two purchases, you can take it twice.
・It expires 30 days after payment has been successfully received when you made a single purchase.
・If you cannot take a Skype lesson due to the time difference, you can extend our mail support for 5 days instead.

Refund & Cancelation Policy

・If you have not used this service, we will provide a full refund. Please make sure to submit a refund request within 7 days of your payment. We issue refunds through PayPal. If the service has expired, no refunds will be provided. If you are unable to use the service within the validity period due to issues with us, the validity period will be extended. In this case, we will contact you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a beginner. When is the best time to start taking this service?
A: We recommend you take it as soon as possible. Once you have a habit of using incorrect Japanese, it is difficult to get rid of it. Before you keep using it, we want to teach you the correct and natural Japanese.
We limit the number of members to maintain our high-quality service. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for this service as soon as possible.

Q: I do not have a PC. Can I take this service?
A: Smartphones and other devices that support email and can access pdfs, MP3s (audio files), and MP4s (video files) can be used.

Q: How can I apply for both “Private Japanese Conversation Lessons” and “Daily Japanese Mail Support?”
A: There is no combo fee that includes both “Private Japanese Conversation Lessons” and “Daily Japanese Mail Support.” If you want both, you must apply separately. The mail support includes a (one-time) Skype conversation lesson. We recommend you apply for “Daily Japanese Mail Support” first. If you feel that the Skype lesson time is not enough, you can apply for our private conversation lessons in addition.

Q: May I use this service if I cannot use it on a daily basis?
A: We will not force you to study Japanese daily, you may use this service at your own pace. However, we recommend you use this service daily as much as possible. We have a long-term memory and a short-term memory, and it is important to have a long-term memory when we learn a language. When we use the Japanese language many times, the experience turns it into a long-term memory. If you learn a language as a short-term memory, you will forget it soon.

Payment Method and Fees

We only accept PayPal as a payment method.
We set two types of fees due to the tax system. Please select a package adapted to your country of residence.

We are running a registration promotion now!

For Residents of Japan

30 days: 10,000 Japanese yen (tax included)

If you have a “PayPal” account, you can pay the fee even if you do not have a Japanese account. We are not responsible for the exchange rate.

For Non-Residents of Japan

30 days: $90.00 (USD, tax free)

If you have a “PayPal” account, you can pay the fee even if you do not have a U.S. dollar account. We are not responsible for the exchange rate. Tax has already been deducted from the price.

Application for “Daily Japanese Mail Support”

We have seen many learners who use wrong and rude Japanese.
Before you start using incorrect Japanese, we want to correct your Japanese.
We limit the number of members to maintain the quality of our lessons and services.
Please apply for our lessons as soon as possible before we stop accepting new members.
We look forward to your application!

For Residents of Japan

Daily Japanese Mail Support

For Non-Residents of Japan

Daily Japanese Mail Support