Japanese Classes for Foreigners


The Takasaki International Relations Society (TIRS) offers Japanese courses for local foreigners throughout the year at 5 locations around the city. They are taught by our volunteer staff, and students are separated into small groups according to level.

Cost: 500 yen per 10 lesson course


Chuo Kominkan (Suehiro-cho 27)

Tuesdays 10am-12 noon; 11th Sept-13th Nov

Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm; 13th Sept-15th Nov

Saturdays 1:30pm-3:30pm; 8th Sept-17th Nov


Nakai Kominkan (Nakai-machi 3-21-1)

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm, 12th Sept-14th Nov


Gunma Fukushi Kaikan (Munadaka-machi 977-1)

Mondays 5pm-6:45pm; 3rd Sept-26th Nov

Mondays 7pm-8:45pm; 3rd Sept-26th Nov


Shinmachi Bunka Hall (Shinmachi 3190-1)

Wednesdays 10am-11:45am; 12th Sept-14th Nov

Saturdays 10am-11:45am; 15th Sept-24th Nov


Yoshii Nishi Community Center (Yoshii-machi Nagane 525)

Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm; 11th Sept-13th Nov


Registration: Contact the TIRS (details at bottom) before the start of the course you wish to attend. Let us know:

  • Name, address, telephone number
  • Nationality, length of time spent in Japan
  • Whether you can read/write hiragana or katakana and your speaking level
  • Language learning goals
  • Course you want to attend