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The Japanese Language - Isbn:9780226527185

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  • Book Title: The Japanese Language
  • ISBN 13: 9780226527185
  • ISBN 10: 0226527182
  • Author: Roy Andrew Miller
  • Category: Japanese language
  • Category (general): Other
  • Publisher: Midway Reprint
  • Format & Number of pages: 428 pages, book
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Japanese Language Schools

Japanese Language Schools

Language schools for foreign tourists and residents are found in many locations across Japan, especially in Tokyo and other major cities. Language schools offer a variety of courses, differing in length and purpose. Visitors from most Western countries and other countries with a visa-waiver agreement with Japan do not need a student visa in order to attend language courses three months or shorter. For longer studies, a proper visa is required. Japanese language schools are also available in some cities outside of Japan.

A wide variety of courses is offered by Japanese language schools for both short-term visitors and residents of Japan. Besides weekly, monthly and 3-month courses aimed at short-term visitors, many schools offer 6-month, 1-year and 2-year courses aimed at foreign residents of Japan. Courses are offered for several purposes including general language study, culture classes, preparation for the Japanese language proficiency test. preparation for entering university, business classes and private lessons. Besides full time programs, some school also offer half-day programs or lessons on only three or four days per week.

Tuition fees naturally vary based on the length of the course. The typical tuition is around 150,000 to 200,000 yen for a 3-month full-time program. In addition, most schools charge a registration fee of around 5,000 to 20,000 yen and an insurance fee of 10,000 yen per year in case of long-term programs. If a visa application process is involved, an additional fee of typically around 20,000 yen is charged, in which case the language school will arrange the Certificate of Eligibility for the applying student.

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute
Founded in 1975, Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute has taught Japanese language and culture for over 40 years. Its unique teaching method uses lots of visuals and integrates technology so students can learn quickly and better assimilate in Japan.

MLC Japanese Language School in Meguro, Tokyo
Japanese lessons tailored for English speakers. Daily conversation, business Japanese, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and more. Free trial lesson available in a convenient location. No registration fee. Lots of free study materials.

KAI Japanese Language School
Japanese language school with students from about 40 countries in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Conversation focused Practical Conversation Course for short-term learners and 3-month to 2-year General Course for those who want to master Japanese language as well as summer course, summer teen program and 50+ course. Accredited by IALC (International Association of Language Centres) and ISO29991 certified.

KCP International Japanese Language School
Located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, KCP provides the serious student with a unique opportunity to achieve proficiency in the Japanese language through total immersion.

Coto Japanese Language Academy
Coto Japanese Language Academy provides fun interactive lessons for students of all levels. Our small class sizes and community events allows you to focus on communication with local Japanese people. Join us today to make your stay in Japan more enjoyable!

this Japanese Language School
Located in Kichijoji, Tokyo, this JLS offers lessons based on everyday activities so that you can apply what you learn directly to your daily life. With our lessons, soon you will be able to handle situations in Japanese with confidence. Click to learn more!

Tokyo Central Japanese Language School
Since our foundation in 1988, we have taken pride in our expertise in providing Japanese Language education to students from over 40 countries. 2 min from Shinjuku Sta. We help our students make their dreams come true. Check our website!

Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, Japanese Language Institute (JLI)
Founded in 1967 in central Tokyo, our school focuses on Japanese conversation skills for both business and daily situations. Most of our students are business-people, families of expats, spouses of Japanese or other adult learners.

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SAMU Japanese Language School - learn Japanese in Tokyo

SAMU Japanese Language School


Pikhtina Yulia(Russia)
Hello! I started living in Japan from April 2012. I wanted to change my life that’s why I decided to come to Japan! Actually, my dream is to become a singer in Japan. So, I need to study Japanese and I am working intensively everyday to improve my Japanese. The lessons at SAMU Language School are so interesting. Thank you to all the teachers at SAMU Language School. Japan is the best!!

朱 雨辰(China)
I’ve been in Japan for only 5 months but life in Japan has been so enjoyable. Thanks to the kind and dedicated teachers at SAMU Language School, my life in Japan has been an ease. In additional, SAMU Language School provides high quality programs with support for higher education advancement, and the teaching styles are easy to follow, making my study very smooth. My goal right now is to enter a top university and I am doing my best to reach that goal!


Comprehensive course designed for students who are seeking to gain cultural experience, high education in Japan, or aiming to acquire the necessary Japanese skills for employment with Japanese companies.

3 months intensive course designed for students interested in the Japanese language, culture, and also students who would like to use Japanese in business settings.

A course designed for foreigners living in Japan. Whether for business or other purposes, the course matches all students’ schedule and needs.

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Address:2-1-6 Hyakunin-cho,Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo 169-0073,Japan
Access:15minutes from Shinjyuku Station on foot
2minutes from Shinokubo Station on foot
5minutes from Okubo Station on foot




Akamonkai - Study Japanese in Tokyo

Akamonkai is Tokyo's largest Japanese language school and offers many different types of courses to fit your needs. Be ready to study, as they have a strict and rigid, but effective teaching system. They are one of the few schools that offer a pre-university preparatory program for students with only 11 years of formal education, but wish to move onto higher education.

High intensity means you’ll be spending the majority of your time outside of class studying and reviewing class material to make sure you can keep up with the high pace of the class. This is best for students that are serious about mastering Japanese and want to potentially move onto either higher education or potential full-time employment.

Focus will be on basic grammar, kanji, and vocabulary, plus focus on everyday verbal communication. Main textbooks: Minna no Nihongo, Akamonkai Original Textbook

Systematically level up and continue learning grammar, kanji, and vocabulary. Learn to properly communicate, plus gain reading comprehension levels appropriate for daily life. Students can choose between focusing on preparation for the EJU or JLPT. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Intermediate Japanese

Strict focus is placed on achieving high marks on the JLPT or EJU tests. Students also use real world materials, such as magazines, newspapers, and TV programs, to develop natural fluency. Main textbooks: Depends on electives, Learn Advanced Japanese



These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.


This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.

This course is to prepare you for finding full-time employment in Japan. You’ll be trained rigorously in business etiquette, mannerisms, interview style, plus gain familiarity in using Japanese PC software. The school is partner with a recruiting agency called, “Human Power” that will assist you with your job search throughout the entire process.

April start ONLY. Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree, JLPT N2.


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Study proper business Japanese and etiquette. This class is perfect for all students, especially those who are looking for full-time employment in Japan.


Learn many different aspects of Japanese culture and life in this class. You’ll probably learn about things that you never knew were particular to Japanese culture.



The Japanese Language - ISBN:9780226527185

JLI is a Japanese language school located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

"Your dream, begins in Sapporo"Established in 1986, our history and achievements has won the trust from students all over the world. JLI, the Japanese Language institute of Sapporo, is the number one Japanese Language Institute in Hokkaido and has the most student Enrollments. Its history and achievements have paved the way for a trusted Japanese learning environment. It is also continuing its development in providing education based on students' needs.

At JLI your classmates come from around 25 countries & regions so Japanese will be the common language among students.

"I want to enjoy the diverse nature throughout the 4 seasons!""I want to be able to focus on my studies""I want to have comfortable living environment"All these wishes will come true in Sapporo.For those who love to be surrounded by nature, those who want to be able to focus in their studies, and have comfortable living environment, Sapporo is waiting for you.

Students from all over the world and future Japanese teachers come together to achieving their dreams, helping and encouraging each other to strive for their dreams.

Pie chart of students' countries/regions (2015)

Our staff at JLI supports you to achieve your dream.

Our founder has never stopped his passion, working to create the best learning environment for students.

Founder Kazuo Motoi

Kazuo Motoi established the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo in 1986. He studied abroad in Australia and found that coming in contact with different cultures widens one's views, deepens the understanding of one's own culture, and fosters a global point of view. These are the values upon which the Japanese language institute of Sapporo has been founded upon.
Since 1990, the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo was recognized by Sapporo Immigration Bureau as meeting the standards for a "Proper Japanese Education Facility."
Nowadays, no matter within or outside Japan, people studying Japanese culture is increasing. Their age ranges not only from youngsters such as college students to high school and middle school students, but also broadening to middle-aged and elderly people learning Japanese culture as a part of their career education.
Students from about 25 countries and regions in the Japanese language department, and students, housewives, working or retired adults who are all future teachers at the Japanese Teacher Training Department, they are all fighting to achieve their goals.Even till now, all our staff has the same spirit from our founder Motoi deep in our hearts, to creating the best learning environment for our students of both departments.

We support everyone in fulfilling their dreams.

Sapporo is a big city with population of 1.9Milliion. There are many places where you can enjoy this beautiful place, rich with nature with it's four distinct seasons. Especially in the Maruyama region, where the school is located, it is a quiet place for education and the center of Sapporo. In spring, cherry blossom petals dancing in the gentle breeze, in winter the snow-white path shining bright - many of our students had gained so much power from these wonderful environment of Sapporo travelling to school everyday. Our institute is setup with the Japanese Language Department and the Japanese Teacher Training Department.
In the Japanese Language Department, foreign students who dreams of broadening their future opportunities with Japanese gather here. In the Teaching Japanese as second language department, Japanese students who dream of teaching overseas are working hard to realize their dream. They all work hard together and giving each other motivation, lead to good improvement in their studies.
Our dream is that our students learn of various worlds through this valuable experience in Sapporo, to fulfill each of their hopes and dreams after graduation. From there, we wish our students will take the ideas and thoughts of dream come true brought about in Sapporo and share it with all over the world. For I believe that even the smallest desires of individuals can create strong bonds, thus contributing to world peace. As an institution which connects friendship between different countries, the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo will do all its might to support our students' challenge to explore the world.
As an institution which connects friendship between different countries, the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo will do all its might to support our students' challenge to explore the world.
How would you like to achieve your dreams with us together?

【Teachers of Japanese Language Department】

Sayaka Aoki
We will support all the way through as much as students are motivated to go!The food in Sapporo is delicious! From mutton barbeque, sushi, ramen noodles, Japanese curry, sweets. All you need to do is set your goal, and enjoy life in Hokkaido while you study!

Kaori Ogawa
You can become friends with students from all over the world. JLI is not just a language institute, it is a place for students to grow. For those who want to improve in their Japanese, those who want to work hard, and those who are ready to run towards their dreams, we are waiting for you!

Kana Omae
Our motto is "We should listen to students very carefully!"We will talk to everyone in class.
We will send you our warmest welcome even when it gets cold in Sapporo. Please come to us!

Tomoko Matsushima
Sapporo is very nice place, not too big, with both the modern side and surrounded with nature. Teaching is our job. To everyone else, it is your job to learn a lot and make a lot of mistakes. We hope you will believe in "making mistakes is nothing to be ashamed of" as we do.

【Teachers of Japanese Teachers Training Department】

Hiroki Miyanaga (Japanese pronunciation, strategy course for the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test)

I have heard that some might think "It is easy to teach Japanese grammar and pronunciation". However, I would say this is not true. Teaching ones own language in general is difficult. As for Japanese people, the Japanese language is the most difficult to teach. It's easy to talk and listen in one's mother language, however, teaching it is totally different. This is because you will be required to think about how to use the language which you never needed to before in your every day life. For example, what is the difference in grammar between "ha" and "ga"? The difference in pronunciation between "hi" to "shi"? Being able to explain correctly about this knowledge is what it takes to become a Japanese teacher. It won't be an easy job. But you can say it is also why the job is worthwhile. Let's learn together.

Kaori Ogawa (Class simulation, strategy course for the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test)

What kind of image do you have about the job as a Japanese teacher?A job that can allow you to take a leading role in foreign countries? A job without an age or sex requirement? By interacting with foreigners, you will have more and more new discoveries? The answer is, all of the above are true. But let me say one more thing - "You will build up yourself with wide and deep knowledge, teaching techniques, and rich experience in the education industry."You cannot master in the education industry with a manual. There are so much to learn out there. It is our job to guide them to learn the essential techniques and knowledge efficiently.
At JLI we are not going to teach just according to textbooks. No matter how difficult some theories might sound, and how easy some knowledge might seem, we will teach with lively practices and simulation, we will make it clear that why these are important for becoming Japanese teachers as we teach.Surely the simulation will be done as close to the actual teaching environment as possible. And the most important point is to build up the ability for future teaches to solve any problems they might face in class.
Although it is said that, to be the age of internationalization now, but how many can always hang out with foreigners, watch them grow, share their joy, or even have an experience of debating with foreigners? Japanese teachers can do it. And you can do it.

Takako Oyama (Japanese sentence construction, grammar)

Based on the research done by the Japan Foundation, there are about 365 million people overseas studying Japanese, in 133 countries and regions. They study not only about Japanese culture, many of them are interested in the language itself which became they reason they started. This does not only happen overseas, local people with different backgrounds are having an increased interest in the language. It seems that the trend is still carrying on. Normally we can speak Japanese without thinking at all, however when you review it from the beginning, you will find that "Oh, I never thought about Japanese this way". I think there will be many fun discoveries.
Broadening our wide sights together with students who studies the language and make use of it to communicate, I'm inviting you! Join us soon!

  • Course:Long-term course starting from April
  • Application deadline :
    15th December, 2016 ※However, The application for the course starting after April will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit. Please contact us immediately.
    • Course:Short-term course/
      Visa Holder Course
    • Available Anytime The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit. Please contact us for details.
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The Japanese Skincare Revolution: How to Have the Most Beautiful Skin of Your Life-At Any Age by Chizu Saeki

The Japanese Skincare Revolution: How to Have the Most Beautiful Skin of Your Life--At Any Age

Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there has been no book in English that reveals the secrets of the typical Japanese beauty routine. The Japanese Skincare Revolution is the first guide for women of all ages and racesMore Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there has been no book in English that reveals the secrets of the typical Japanese beauty routine. The Japanese Skincare Revolution is the first guide for women of all ages and races who want to have beautiful skin like the Japanese, and don't want to spend lots of money on cosmetics and treatments to achieve it.
Author Chizu Saeki is a practicing aesthetician and beauty consultant whose dream is to teach ordinary women how to become more beautiful. To this end, she writes books, teaches, and tours Japan, giving demonstrations of the techniques she developed over a career spent in the beauty industry. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan, and the revolutionary ideas presented in this volume have won the approval of skin doctors within Japan and out.
The Japanese Skincare Revolution is Saeki's best-selling skincare title, and her first to be translated into English. It is a distillation of all of her most essential techniques. In it, readers will be introduced to the lotion maska moisturizing treatment for keeping the skin fresh and lustrous; hand techniques for toning the muscles of the face; lymph massages for draining toxins and improving blood flow; natural, no-nonsense remedies for wrinkles, sagging, oiliness, pimples, and blackheads; warm care and cool care for soothing the mind and body; water massages to energize the skin; and much, much more.
Throughout the book, Saeki calls on the reader to use her own hands to touch and treat her face, and her own eyes to judge what her skin needs. She leads her toward a wholehearted skincare routine that will have her complimenting herself as her skin responds. By following Saeki's advice, every woman will discover that it's possible to have beautiful skin at any age without - spending a fortune.

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Negin rated it really liked it

Skin care fascinates me. As a former esthetician, I love reading up on all that, but only as far as things that I can do myself: exfoliants, masks, massages, facials, and so forth. I’m in my late 40s and would definitely prefer to avoid botox, lasers, and any form of cosm. Read full review

El rated it it was amazing

over 6 years ago

So far, I've tried the lymph and facial massages, as well as the hot towel trick, and they work fantastically. After three days I could really see a difference in my skin - more flushed and alive-looking, clearer, smoother and moisturized to the point of glowing (a first. Read full review

Audrey rated it really liked it

almost 3 years ago

I like how this book goes through skincare for different skin types (combo, oily, dry, normal). The facial massages were helpful, although a bit hard to follow while holding the book open. I'd suggest watching her YouTube videos instead. Some of the products she recommend. Read full review

Mimi rated it really liked it

over 1 year ago

Chizu Saeki has such an easy way of explaining and writing - it's almost like an instruction book written in poetry! Her skin-care techniques are ones she's been using herself for decades either on her own skin or in her salons. She focuses on giving your epidermis and de. Read full review

Cindy Tai rated it really liked it

over 3 years ago

It's book though little pricey, has a few of the useful tutorials. The main idea revolving about this book is perhaps only the lotion mask method. The massages and other concepts were nothing new and not exactly a "Japanese skincare routine". However the lotion mask was i. Read full review

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about 6 years ago

I feel a little silly giving myself face massages and trying to squeeze my lymph nodes, but there's some good, easy to follow advice in the book.

Lindsey Axworthy rated it did not like it

This book is full of misinformation and unfounded claims. Avoid this one!

Joanne Nock rated it really liked it

It's always interesting to see how skincare techniques vary around the world. I've been drilled not to use soap and water on my face, for example and this Japanese guru advocates it, though only after removing make-up. It's full of handy hints on facial massage and lotion. Read full review

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The Japanese Skincare Revolution: How to Have the Most Beautiful Skin of Your Life--At Any Age

Kodansha USA
Release date:March 16, 2012
Language: English

Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there has been no book in English that reveals the sec. Read full review

Catherine rated it liked it

about 2 years ago

I became inspired to read this book after travelling through Japan, where I was struck by the fact that I rarely saw a spot or wrinkle on the faces of the people I cam across. This book had been very highly rated, so I went ahead and got it. However, I was very disappoint. Read full review

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The Japanese Quince: a Study Guide

Study Guide Prepared by Michael J. Cummings. � 2011.
Type of Work and Publication Year

. "The Japanese Quince" is a short story about a well-to-do London businessman. Charles Scribner's Sons first published it in 1910 as part of a collection entitled A Motley.

. The action takes place on Campden Hill in London in the early twentieth century. The main character and his neighbor both work in London's financial district, known as "the city."�

Mr. Nilson. London businessman who experiences worrisome symptoms even though he is the picture of good health.
Mr. Tandram. Nilson's next-door neighbor. He is also a businessman and experiences symptoms like Nilson's.
Wives of Nilson and Tandram. The narrator mentions the spouses, but they have no speaking role in the story.��

. The narrator tells the story in third-person point of view. The viewpoint is omniscient only in relation to main character, Nilson�that is, the narrator reveals Nilson's unspoken thoughts but not Tandram's.�

What Is a Japanese Quince?

. A Japanese quince is a shrub or small tree that blossoms with pink or red flowers in early spring. Contrary to Mr. Nilson's statement in the story that they do not bear fruit, the Japanese quince does bear pear-shaped green, yellow, purplish green, greenish-yellow, or white fruit. The fruit is hard when picked in the fall and not suitable for eating except when used to make preserves. The shrub has a fragrance resembling that of pineapples, lemons, and vanilla. Its main purpose is as an ornamental shrub for gardens. Click here to see images of the Japanese quince.

. While in the dressing room of his home on Campden Hill in London, Mr. Nilson experiences a sweetness in his throat and an emptiness in his chest. Opening a window, he notices that a small tree in the Campden Hill gardens is blossoming. �Perfect morning," he thinks; �spring at last!" (paragraph 1).
. After going downstairs and getting the morning paper from the sideboard in the dining room, that same sweetness affects him as before. A bit concerned, he goes outside for fresh air and a walk in the gardens. But only moments pass before he again experiences the feeling of sweetness, along with a slight ache above his heart.
. He considers what he ate the previous evening but recalls no food that could cause his sensations. Then he notices the small tree that he saw from the window. It has green leaves and pink and white blossoms. Very pretty. When he stops to observe it, he notices his neighbor, Mr. Tandram, doing the same. Nilson had never spoken to him even though Tandram had lived in the house next door for five years.�
. Feeling obliged to speak, Nilson says, "Fine morning!" (paragraph 7),
. "Beautiful, for the time of year" (paragraph 7), Tandram says.
. Both men are about the same height, both have mustaches, and both are carrying the morning paper. Nilson asks whether Tandram knows the name of the tree.
. �I was about to ask you that" (paragraph 10) Tandram says.
. Tandram then steps closer to it and sees a label on it. "Japanese quince" (paragraph 13), he says.
. They exchange friendly small talk about the tree and the song of a blackbird nearby, then return to their homes. When Nilson reaches the top step, he experiences that same choking sweetness in his throat. At that very moment, he hears someone cough or sigh. When he looks in the direction of the cough, he sees Tandram looking out from his French window at the Japanese quince.�
. "Unaccountably upset," the narrator says, "Mr. Nilson turned abruptly into the house, and opened his morning paper" (last paragraph).

Interpretation and Theme

. The theme of the story is that many people lead a humdrum, uneventful life but refuse to change their ways. They are in a rut. Galsworthy uses Mr. Nilson as an example of such people.�
. Nilson lives in an exclusive section of London, fashionable Campden Hill, and apparently makes plenty of money as an investor in London's financial district�known to London residents as "the City" (a term used in the first and seventh paragraphs of the story). Thus, he does not lack the means to lead a dynamic, outgoing life. What he lacks is the will to become more involved with the world around him. Consider that he has lived next to Mr. Tandrum for five years but never once spoke with him until the mysterious fragrance brings them together at the quince tree.�
. Oddly, both men have mustaches, both are about the same height, both carry newspapers, and both have dealings in the financial district. These similarities tell the reader that there is nothing distinctive about them. They are among the mass of men who lead lives of quiet complacency and ordinariness.
. The conversation they have is pleasant. Nilson thinks, "Nice fellow, this, I rather like him" (paragraph 18). Here is an opportunity for Nilson to cultivate a friendship with his neighbor�to get out of his rut and into the world. But their conversation stalls, and both return to their homes.�
. After hearing Tandrum cough, Nilson discovers that Tandrum is like him in another way: Tandrum, too, has a reaction to the quince tree. Nilson is "unaccountably upset" (last paragraph) that his neighbor is so much like him. Moments before, he thought he was unique: �Morning like this. and here I am the only person in the Square who has the�to come out and�!" (paragraph 7).� In other words, he thought, he was the only person in the neighborhood who had the initiative to go outdoors and appreciate the spring day. Then he sees Tandram. At the end of the story, Nilson goes back indoors and opens his newspaper. Apparently, he prefers his comfortable rut.

. Galsworthy develops his theme with concise descriptive language. The details are spare, but none of them is wasted. Many words have more than one meaning. For example, Nilson's "feeling of emptiness" (paragraph 1) describes a physical sensation in his chest while also suggesting that his life is empty. Some words describe not only an object but also an aspect of Nilson's life. For example, Nilson's "ivory-backed handglass" (paragraph 2) suggests that he can afford luxuries.�
. To emphasize how similar Nilson and Tandram are�and therefore commonplace and boring�Galsworthy says both of them are about the same height and have brown mustaches, grey eyes, and "well-coloured cheeks" (paragraph 2, paragraph 7). Both have newspapers clasped behind their backs, and both live in houses with a French window and scrolled iron steps. When the two men part company, Galsworthy writes, "It struck him [Nilson] suddenly that Mr. Tandram looked a little foolish; and, as if he had seen himself, he said: 'I must be going in. Good morning!' " (paragraph 19). The key words here are "as if he had seen himself."�

The climax occurs when Nilson hears Tandram cough and sees him look out the window at the Japanese quince. It is at this moment that Nilson realizes that he and Tandram are alike and lead the same kind of boring life.�

The Japanese Quince

The Japanese quince�bursting with colorful blossoms�symbolizes rebirth. Its fragrance suggests to Nilson and Tandram that they, too, could have a new life if they simply made the effort.�

The blackbird's singing makes the world cheerful and pleasant. It symbolizes the interesting and productive persons Nilson and Tandram could become if they also used their talents to become more involved with the world.

Study Questions and Writing Topics

  • Who recommended deep breathing as a healthful exercise?�
  • Nilson lives next door to Tandram. Not until they encounter each other at the Japanese quince do they speak to each other for the first time. Why has it taken so long for them to meet?
  • Why do people like Nilson and Tandram prefer to keep to themselves?
  • Was Galsworthy like Nilson and Tandram? Or was he outgoing and daring?



Osaka YMCA Japanese Language School

Comprehensive Japanese Course

24-month program,
full-time course

This comprehensive Japanese program is designed for students aiming for higher education in universities. We offer in-depth guidance not only for Japanese but also for basic subjects such as social study, mathematics, and English. This is a "College Entrance Preparation Course" approved by the Ministry of Education and Science. If you need, you can apply for "Student College Visa”.

Practical Japanese Language Course

24-month program,
full-time course

This practical course will equip you with Japanese skills necessary for living and conducting business in Japan. This course is suitable for people who aim at Language Training or who would like to go on to vacational school in Japan. You can acquire necessary Japanese Language skill. We offer variety of contents. For example, we have class for learning Japanese culture, current topics and preparation for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). If you need, you can apply for "College Student Visa".



ISI Language School

  • Advanced University Preparatory Class
  • University and College Preparatory Class
  • Graduate School Preparatory Class
  • General Japanese Class
  • Conversation Class
  • Private Class

Class Schedule (45 min. x 4 lessons)

  • Morning Class:
    8:50 – 9:35, 9:45 – 10:30,
    10:40 – 11:25, 11:35 – 12:20
  • Afternoon Class:
    13:00 – 13:45, 13:55 – 14:40,
    14:50 – 15:35, 15:45 – 16:30
  • Want to improve your conversation skills or/and pass JLPT?

    ILS is a wonderful school for all levels of students, for all purposes. Beginner and elementary students can learn basic Japanese language skills in a balanced manner while Intermediate+ students can take elective classes for 4 hours per week. tILS offers various elective classes: conversation class and classes for JLPT*1, EJU*2 and Graduate School Preparation. Once you reach intermediate level, you can focus on what you really want to learn for your future.

    *1 Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (Held in July and December in Japan)
    *2 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students


    Study in the most suitable class for you! We have more than 25 levels of classes from beginner to advanced. In beginner-elementary classes, you’ll have a lot of chances to practice conversation, as well as reading and writing. General Japanese course is a good start for beginner andelementary students, and people who want to pass JLPT N5 – N3.

    Elective Classes
    (4hrs/ week) * From intermediate level

    For students who want to pass the test for your future career or to go to college in Japan, this class will help you to pass N1 and N2 level!

    Improve your conversation skills by role- play, group discussion, debate and speech.

    This class offers private lectures for you to find the best colleges / programs for you. It offers the assistance to develop research plans and contact professors.

    If you want to go to Japanese university in the future and need to prepare for EJU, this is the class for you. Your teacher will guide you through the process to enroll in a Japanese university.

    *EJU Reading comprehension,
    Listening and Writing.



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