Learn Japanese Language at JLRC Online

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JLRC Key Factor

After its establishment in 2001, JLRC became a formidable BRAND and STANDARD of Japanese language education in the Philippines, and is now expanding its services worldwide. It is a leading Nihongo Training Center and Japanese language school through its Japanese language research and development, utilizing non-traditional and non-generic methods of teaching.

in Learning Japanese Language

We are committed in delivering the highest value in our services that is Less Time, Less Cost and Less Effort in learning Japanese language. To achieve this, we created our uniquely-designed original Nihongo materials, teaching method and syllabus which contains over 20 years of thorough research and teaching experience as  Japanese language professionals.

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*Now offering FREE shipping of JLRC original materials/books upon enrollment in our JLPT N5 online course. (within the Philippines)

JLRC Story

– Started by a university student –

In 2001, JLRC “Japanese Language Research Center” was established not for the purpose of business grandeur but mainly as a venue for Japanese Language Study and Research. It was started by a student of the University of the Philippines who studied in Japan as an exchange student and developed the love for teaching Japanese language after her return to the Philippines…

JLRC Features


JLRC Online Japanese Classes

We bring opportunities wherever you are. Location is not a problem since all our Japanese language classes are online. We currently have students not just from Manila, Cebu, Davao, but all over the Philippines, Japan and other countries, worldwide.

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Highly Qualified Instructor

Learn Japanese with our excellent teachers of less than 10% hiring rate, notably from University of the Philippines. They are required to complete extensive Nihongo training and demo lessons to ensure best Japanese language school experience for learners.

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Classroom Quality Control

Satisfaction survey and class monitoring system are constantly conducted by JLRC Quality Control Team. This is to improve the quality of our teaching performance and to keep the best classroom conditions for an effective Japanese language learning.

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High-Rate of JLPT Passers

Result-guaranteed system which shows our pride in the excellent passing rate of JLPT as Nihongo professionals. Those who will not pass the JLPT N5 or N4 exam can retake the Japanese language course for FREE. (Provided minimum 90% attendance, valid for one year)

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Original High-Quality Materials

JLRC original Nihongo materials used in our Japanese language classes are easier to understand for beginners or students of Japanese language course because they are made by non-Japanese. The materials we use are not just copies of Nihongo books from Japan.

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Well-Designed Syllabus

We create and customize the syllabus of Japanese language classes specifically to suit the needs of each client. It is backed by over 20 years of our experience in handling Japanese language training for various customers from beginners to advanced.

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JLRC Achievements

We have more than 20 years of teaching experience as professionals
We have more than 12,500 students catered
We have more than 100 companies and organizations catered
We have more than 20 countries and territories reached

Course Comparison

– JLRC Best Value in Learning Japanese Language –
Nihongo course comparison table of JLRC versus other Japanese language schools

Based on 2022 research data comparing JLRC to 20 different Japanese language schools / Nihongo educational institutions in the Philippines

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Guarantee on our Courses

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100% Money Back

Observe and evaluate us on your first day of Japanese language class. If you are not satisfied with our methods, just tell us until before start of the second Nihongo lesson and we will give your money back 100%. No questions asked.

Retake for Free

We take pride in our constant excellent passing rate in JLPT. Reach your goals of passing the JLPT without worries! In case you cannot pass the JLPT N5 or N4 exam, you can retake the Japanese Language class for FREE (Provided attendance is over 90%, valid for one year from the date of the last session).

Class Registration Flow

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* To receive online class details, please click the button below, and fill out the form. An email containing class fees, schedules, payment terms, etc. will be sent to you.

JLRC Original Nihongo Materials

We develop original Japanese language materials that match our time efficient teaching style and are supported by a database that has undergone years of Nihongo research. Our materials also undergo constant revision to ensure best quality. View More Materials


JLRC Intensive Japanese Series
Four JLRC original textbooks

Our Students

Number one mark

JLRC Online Japanese is the No.1 in number of students

*Based on 2022 research data on top 10 Web listed Japanese language schools in the Philippines

JLRC Students Worldwide

We bring Nihongo learning opportunities to everyone, regardless of your nationality or location, across regions and countries.
Join our Japanese language classes, wherever you are!

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What Our Learners Say

I am finally here in Kyoto for my continuous Japanese language study and future plans
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Study in Japan Program
Hana Guzman
Student, Kyoto Minsai, Civil Engineer

“Thanks to JLRC, I am proud to say that among my batch of Filipino students admitted to the Japanese language school here in Kyoto, I can understand and speak Japanese the most.”

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JLRC gave me future opportunities through its Japanese classes
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Young Learner
Lance Damalerio
Student, Ateneo De Manila University

“I’ve always been interested in subcultures such as fashion scene in Japan. As such, I wanted to take Japanese classes so it would be easier for me to study Nihongo and find job opportunities in Japan.”

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I can now understand my Japanese colleagues more and have more confidence
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JLPT N5 Passer
Amanda Arjmandpour
Kanagawa, Japan

“Having JLRC’s online class allowed me to be home with my children after work. Also, I appreciated having the grammar explanations in English. I felt I could understand and progress faster.”

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Jaja Santiago

JLRC supports Jaja Santiago, currently playing for Saitama Ageo Medics in V. League (Japan’s professional volleyball league)
through its Japanese Language Sponsorship Program

Our Customers

Some of the companies and organizations that use our Japanese language training services
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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What differs JLRC from other Japanese language schools?

A: The concept of “Less Time” in learning Japanese language differs the most.
Our classes are suited to busy individuals or those who want to master Nihongo in a shorter time frame. The research and development of our original Japanese language training modules and materials as well as our teachers’ extensive training aim to support the “Less Time” concept.

Q: What is the most popular Nihongo course for beginners?

A: JLPT N5 class is the most popular course for beginners.
This is a comprehensive Japanese language course. JLPT certificates can be utilized for your future career and opportunities. 1-on-1 tutorial course is also for beginners who wish to study the Japanese language focused on oral communication. The training schedule can be adjusted to the student’s availability.

Q: How many months does it take to finish your Nihongo course?

A: It will depend on the schedule you choose.
For example, in our JLPT N5 ( beginners class, total 100 hrs, 2.5 – 3.5 hrs per session); For once a week class, it will take 6.5 months. For twice a week class, it will take 4 months. For thrice a week class, it will take 2.5 months. Check our courses

Get to know more about JLRC’s Japanese Language Classes and Nihongo Tutorial Lessons

For inquiries, you may call us at (63)2-7358-0565 or (63)917-163-3371

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