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.
*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!
*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.
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.
We will answer your questions about Japanese.
We will answer your questions about Japanese grammar, keigo, kanji, culture, life, and so on.
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 picture of it and send it to us.
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 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 Skype lessons, please apply for our “Private Conversation Lesson.”
If you cannot take a Skype lesson due to the time difference, you can extend our mail support for 5 days instead.
You can message us anytime. Ichiyo or another teacher will reply within 2 days. However, we will get back to you 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.
Lesson times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). Please keep this in mind when booking your lesson.
Terms and Conditions
・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.
・If you make a single purchase of “Daily Japanese Mail Support,” you can take a 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.
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: May I use this service if I cannot use it on a daily basis?
A: Long-term memory is different from short-term memory. When we learn a language, using it many times is important. This is because 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.
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. The price is already deducted the tax.
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. The price is already deducted the tax.
We have seen many learners who use wrong and rude Japanese.
Whenever we see them, we think that we want to correct their Japanese.
Before you start using incorrect Japanese, please show us your Japanese.
We will teach you correct Japanese and improve your skills.
We look forward to your application!