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Course Description

This course will be taught fully in Japanese and is appropriate for advanced students who can read, write, speak and comprehend Japanese well enough to attend classes, business meetings and lectures with enough understanding to participate confidently. (JLPT N1 – N2)

Brush up your writing skills for business, pleasure and more!

With our prolific instructors published in Japanese mass media including magazines, newspapers and lifestyle editorials, learn how to write with more clarity and style. Utilizing articles from popular Japanese columnists, learn and practice how to develop easy-to-read sentences, easy-to-decipher editorials, sentences with deeper context and even those worthy of avant-garde novels.

The first three classes will focus on standard Japanese rules of writing and how to approach writing a longer piece while keeping a Japanese audience in mind.

The last three classes will focus on how to correctly approach writing tasks based on fact, fiction and critique which will be submitted and checked by your instructors.

Course Goals

  • Learn how to write for a business setting (e-mails, daily reports, short presentations, messaging with colleagues, etc.)
  • Learn how to write creatively for blogs, editorials and reviews
  • Learn how to write informatively for articles and essays
  • Learn how to write casually using modern Japanese slang and digital shorthand
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Additional Info

All JLMI courses take place 100% online. In order to attend a class, you will need a device with internet connectivity. Smartphones and tablets are perfectly fine, but in order to interact more easily with media content, chat features and digital handouts, we recommend a computer.

We also offer a FREE trial lesson for our advanced level courses. Please follow the link below to check the dates and times for the trial lesson.

JLMI cannot issue any refunds once a course has begun. Please carefully confirm the times and dates for each class before signing up. All times and dates are listed in JST. 

For the security and privacy of all persons involved, course recordings will not be available to anyone under any circumstances. We offer real-time interactive lessons, not to be mistaken with on-demand content. Thank you for your understanding.

Course Instructors

JVTA Group CEO Naoki Niira is an expert on freelancing. He has led JVTA in training over 1,000 translators and reviewed over 3,000 business books in his writing career. While establishing JVTA and building a vocational training program specializing in training video translators, he also created the Media Translation Center to provide translation services for subtitles and dubbing to support the employment of graduates. In 2008, the Los Angeles school was opened and in 2017, he established a Moscow branch office in Russia.

Since apprenticing with JVTA’s CEO after his college education, Yuichiro Maruyama made his professional debut as a writer for various large publications in Japan, eventually becoming an editor. He now works as a lecturer at JVTA while also teaching classes on logical reading and writing in Japanese at JLMI.

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Course Tuition

Japanese Advanced Writing

  • For Domestic Students Living in Japan – 12,100 JPY*
  • For International Students Living Abroad – 11,000 JPY

*includes consumption tax required by Japanese law