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Online Japanese


Customized & Effective Lessons

What are your reasons and goals for studying Japanese?

For work? For travel? For watching anime?

No matter what your goals are and why you want to learn Japanese, I will help you learn with interactive and fun lessons!

My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from beginning to advanced levels. Start by learning how to say “hello” and “thank you” in Japanese, and by the end of the course you 'll be able to talk about your interests and hobbies, and share your opinions on a variety of topics.

I always try to make my students feel comfortable and most of all have fun. I am honest and responsible in my lessons with my students. I create a curriculum for each student based on their individual learning speed and level. I take notes on what we learn in the lesson and see how I can help strengthen your language skills.

Get started learning Japanese today and improve your fluency and build confidence with a certified professional Japanese teacher.

<2021-2022 Academic Calendar>

Winter quarter (1 / 4-3 / 25)

  1/1-1/17   * No class

Spring quarter (4 / 4-6 / 15)


Summer quarter (6 / 20-8 / 31)

Fall quarter (9 / 8-12 / 30)





Naoko / Lead Instructor

Naoko is a certified Japanese teacher with a B.A. in Humanities, specializing in Literature. She completed the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course and the Japanese Pronunciation for Communication course. In 2010, she relocated to the U.S. and commenced her teaching journey in 2015, tutoring at e-learning firms. Presently, she serves as the principal of OWL Japanese Lessons, offering online instruction in Japanese language and culture worldwide. She specializes in business Japanese and provides guidance for JLPT test preparation.

Introducing Special Guest Speakers for This Spring Session!

Daniel has studied Japanese for over eight years, including one year at Foreign Language College in Fukuoka, Japan. He passed the highest level of the JLPT, the N1, and is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Japanese at the University of Washington. He has also studied Japanese-to-English translation at Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy. Daniel holds a Master of Computer Science from Michigan State University and worked as a software engineer at Microsoft.


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