Where to learn Japanese in India 

 August 19, 2021

By  Smriti Ekka

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Learning a new language will almost always benefit you, especially if you’re in the localization industry or work adjacent to it. Additionally, there are some secondary benefits of learning a language like Japanese.

Other than widely taught European tongues, Japanese is one among the foremost popular foreign languages, followed by Mandarin and Korean.

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The demand for the Japanese language in India is staggering high thanks to growing India-Japan relations and Japanese companies expanding Indian operations. Being able to speak in Japanese certainly gives you a foothold in careers requiring Japanese, because of ever-growing job opportunities.

Here’s a comprehensive list of the finest and well-reputed Japanese learning centers. Go through the list and feel free to choose the language program that suits you best.

MOSAI (Mombusho Scholars Association of India)

MOSAI is one the best Japanese learning Institutes in India. The institute provides a 3 year course which includes, Beginner Japanese, Intermediate Japanese and Advanced Japanese. Duration of each course is 12 months. It’s a reputed institute for JLPT and JLSC preparation.

Website: https://mosai.org.in/

Location: 1210-11, New Delhi House, 27 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.

Nihongo Center

Nihongo Center is a private institute which offers various short term and part time courses in Japanese from Beginner to Advanced level focused on Japanese proficiency tests.

Website: http://nihongocenter.namaste.jp/ 

Location: 33 A, Saidulajab, M. B. Road, Near Saket Metro Station, New Delhi.

The Japan Foundation

The Japan foundation is a reputed institute for not just providing education but also creating regular cultural events to promote Japanese culture. Moreover it has its own library offering a wide range of Japanese books including literature, manga, etc.

Website: https://www.jpf.go.jp

Location: 5-A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi


Nihonkai Japanese Language Training Institute

Nihonkai Institute is a good option for the students looking for short term courses in Japanese language. The institute provides short term courses based on the JLPT ( Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

One major advantage of joining Nihonkai is that you can join as a teacher after completing your course if you show the skills of becoming a teacher.

Website: http://www.japaneselanguage.co/

Location: BF-30, Tagore Garden, New Delhi

Tsubomi Japanese Language Institute

Tsubomi Japanese Language Institute, established in 2016, is another good institute which focuses on JLPT and Japanese conversation. The syllabus is divided into five levels : N5, N4, N3, N2 & N1 to cover N2 in 2 years.

Website : https://nakamurajp.wixsite.com

Location: 60/9, 4th Floor, Yusuf Sarai, New Delhi

University of Delhi

DU has the following affiliated colleges, where one can pursue a part-time one-year Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma in Japanese.

  • Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Mall Road – Certificate.
  • St. Stephen’s College, North Campus – Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma.
  • LakshmiBai College, Ashok Vihar – Certificate.
  • Daulat Ram College, Maurice Nagar – Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma.
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura – Certificate.
  • Ramjas College, University Enclave – Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma.
  • Miranda House, Patel Chest Marg – Certificate.
  • Shyam Lal College, Shahdara – Certificate, and Diploma.
  • Ram Lal Anand College, South Moti Bagh – Certificate.

The Department of East Asian Studies at Arts Faculty, DU offers :

  • One year full-time post graduate Intensive diploma course (JF-1)
  • One Year Full-time Post Graduate Intensive Advanced Diploma Course (JF-2), and
  • MA in Japanese.

The admission procedure for all these Japanese language courses in DU is based on the entrance test.

Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Centre for Japanese Studies CJS

The Centre for Japanese Studies is another good addition to the list and is a part of Jawaharlal Nehru University. CJS offers BA, MA, M.Phil and Ph.D programs in Japanese language. It is the best pick for those students who want to develop in-depth knowledge of Japanese language and culture. Along with teaching literature and culture, their curriculum provides special programs for translation and interpretation.

Website : https://www.jnu.ac.in/sllcs/cjs 

Location: CJA, SLL&CS, JNU, New Delhi


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Smriti Ekka


Smriti Ekka graduated in Commerce and Library science, and currently she is working as a content writer at TOPIK Guide website. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at TOPIK Guide she manages Annyeong India website and has had her pieces published in Learn Korean in India website as well. In her other life, she is a singer, rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner.

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