Human Academy Japanese Language School [Tokyo/Osaka] September 2013 Newsletter Vol.89
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Q&A  I want to study abroad in Japan! I want to let my children study in Japan!

Last time, we delivered the newsletter that is Q&A about study abroad in Japan. We received a great deal of responses and feedbacks to ask for Q&A moreover. Thank you so much for response. So, we issue it as headline this time!

Here is Q&A for information of life in Japan for all of you living abroad.

Q: How should I do for accommodation when I study abroad in Japan?

A: We offer various types of accommodation for students who will start to study at HAJL.
Each campus has own dormitory. Moreover, we can offer other accommodations to meet your budget such as apartment/mansion for rent, guest-house, or private dormitory.
First, please let us know your preferences, such as types of accommodation, private/ shared room, and budget. Then, we will provide necessary information of distance, rent, and environment.
If you prefer accommodation other than HAJL dormitory, please make a contract directly with real estate. Please do not worry, we will support a contract.

Q: Can we work part-time?

A: For students who hold student visa can work part-time after 1 month from admission. However, you will have to be permitted by immigration to work part-time. You can apply for this working permission at airport when you arrive in Japan. Even if you forget to apply at airport, we will help you to apply for it later.

Q: Japan is the expensive country to live in, isn't it?

A: We receive such a reputation from many countries. Some goods may be more expensive, and others may be cheaper than in your countries. Please refer to the following. Do you think it is expensive, or cheap?

Juice 500ml
1 bottle / 100 yen - 150 yen
Coffee
1 cup / 350 yen - 500 yen (When you order at cafe)
Train ticket (minimum fare)
1 person / 130 yen - 170 yen (varies by lines)
Lunch
1 lunch / 500 yen - 1000 yen

It may vary by areas..., what do you think?

Q: I have heard there are many social rules in Japan. What kind of rules are they?

A: In Japan, there are rules defined by law, and social habits. There are too many to write everything, but I have heard the following from foreigners who recently came to Japan.

  • In Japan, we should not walk abreast with many friends when you walk on the street, because it bothers others. I think it makes sense.
  • When you board train, you have to wait in line. When train arrives at platform, you have to wait for people getting off. And then, you can board in order after people get off. If you do not follow it, I heard Japanese people think you are poor in spirit.
  • It is bad behavior if you talk loud with friends or talk loud on mobile phone in elevator, train, bus, or any public space where there are many people. It is manner, so I keep it in mind.
  • The wall of Japanese apartment is thin, so I live in silence at night, because I do not want to bother neighbors.

There are also other rules stated by local government or law such as; you cannot smoke while walking, you have to separate combustible from non-combustible trash.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Please experience by yourself in Japan!

Q: What are you doing other than studying or part-time job?

A: Everybody study very hard, and many of students work part-time job. So, they may not have enough free time. Let's take a look at a day of HAJL student!

[Sample schedule of Mr. O]

7:30
wake-up Good morning!
7:45
It is time to prepare breakfast with friends.
8:15
Let's go to school!
9:00
Class starts
12:45
Class finished! See you tomorrow!
13:15
Lunch time with friends at fast food restaurant near by school.
It's great to spend time with friends!
14:15
Come back to school to review what I learnt today and do homework in school library.
17:00
It's time to leave for part-time job! I do my best!!!
21:00
Today's job is finished! I can go home!
22:00
I'm so tired! It is time for me to relax! From now I will bathe in relax and chat with friends and will watch TV..., I enjoy my time! Of course, I study too!
24:00
Go to bed. Good night!

What do you think? Even though it is a normal day, each day will be full of experiences. It sounds fun, doesn't it?
Next newsletter is Q&A "Studying"! We will answer your inquiry how students study abroad here!

* HAJL is open to accept "inquiry" from newsletter readers. Please feel free to contact us at each campus!

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The deadline is soon!! You can join some courses during this midterm. Check out for good deals!

[ Tokyo campus ]

(1) Business Japanese Course <Possible to join some courses on the way!>
Let's study together on Saturday if you want to study conversation in business scene.
Duration: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Saturday, November 30, 2013 12 lessons in total, 2 hours per lesson.
Hours: 15:00 - 17:00
Target: Upper intermediate level
Tuition: 31,500 yen (New student will be charged admission fee separately.)

(2) JLPT N1 Preparation Course <Possible to join some courses on the way!>
Let's study together on Saturday, if you are planning to take JLPT in December!!
Duration: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Saturday, November 30, 2013 12 lessons in total, 4 hours per lesson.
Hours: 9:30 - 13:30 (4 hours)
Tuition: 42,000 yen (New student will be charged admission fee separately.)

(3) JLPT N2 Preparation Courses <Possible to join some courses on the way!>
Let's study together on Saturday, if you are planning to take JLPT in December!!
Duration: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Saturday, November 30, 2013 12 lessons in total, 4 hours per lesson.
Hours: 9:30 - 13:30 (4 hours)
Tuition: 42,000 yen (New student will be charged admission fee separately.)

(4) EJU Preparation course <The deadline is soon!>
If you aim to go on to university in March 2014, let's prepare for subjects of the exam other than Japanese language. Current graduate student of Tokyo University will be an instructor, and provide detailed lecture. Why don't you study together with students who aim to achieve a higher score for EJU?
Subject: Math1, Japan and the World
Duration: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10 lessons in total
Hours: Math 9:30 - 11:00, Japan and the World 11:30 - 13:00
Tuition: 10,500 yen per subject
We will conduct the mock test on a regular basis, so that you can check your ability from its result!
You can analyze your weakness, and enforce it before the exam!

[ Osaka campus ]

(1) JLPT N1 Preparation Courses <The deadline is soon!>
Duration: Tuesday, September 24 - Tuesday, November 26 (16 lessons in total, 3 hours per lesson)
Hours: Tuesday: 14:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 14:00 - 17:00 (Capacity 20 students)
Tuition: 42,000 yen (New students will be charged admission fee separately.)

(2) JLPT N2 Preparation Courses <The deadline is soon!>
Duration: Tuesday, September 24 - Tuesday, November 26 (16 lessons in total, 3 hours per lesson)
Hours: Tuesday: 9:30 - 12:30, Thursday: 9:30 - 12:30 (Capacity 20 students)
Tuition: 42,000 yen (tax included)

(3) JLPT N3 Preparation Courses <The deadline is soon!>
Duration: Friday, October 11 - Friday, November 29 (20 lessons × 1.5 hours)
Hours: Monday: 18:00-19:30, Wednesday: 18:00-19:30, Friday: 18:00-19:30
Tuition: 26,250 yen (tax included)

* Schedule may be changed for certain reasons at each campus. Please contact us in advance.

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Free in real terms!!
"Pre-lesson" for October new session! Few seats remains!

We already announced in the last newsletter, we will open the new basic class in October!
We are looking forward to seeing you all who already applied! For those who applied for October session, we have a little gift for you. Would you like to take "pre-lesson" to prepare for the course before the class starts?
We receive a great response, because they can easily join in the class by starting little earlier.
Don't miss this opportunity!!

Target: Those who applied for Japanese lesson from October (*1)

[ Tokyo Campus ]
Schedule: Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28.
Hours: 13:30 - 15:30
Tuition: FREE
Deadline of application:Friday, September 20

[ Osaka campus ]
Schedule: Saturday, September 28.
Hours: 11:00-12:00
Tuition: FREE
Deadline of application: Friday, September 20

*1: This pre-lesson is for people who have done the application procedure. Application procedure is to submit application form and pay the admission fee and tuition for.

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