KCC Japanese Class

KCC offers Japanese language classes to teach foreign residents the Japanese language necessary for daily life. The classes are divided into several categories, from elementary to intermediate classes for those who cannot speak Japanese. Please join the class that best suits the learner's Japanese ability.

(1) Course fees
The annual fee per learner is 3300 yen including tax.
The class year starts in April and ends in March of the following year
The classroom management fee is used to cover the cost of the classroom, teaching materials (not including textbooks), and equipment purchases.
However, from April to July 2023, it will be free of charge.
Please purchase textbooks for the classes you will attend.

(2) Classrooms
There are Kashiwa, Shonan, and Kashiwanoha classrooms. Please choose the class that is most convenient for you from the list of class locations and timetables.

(3) Inquiries: KCC office in Palette Kashiwa

[September to December 2023] Japanese Language Classes (Kashiwa and Kashiwanoha)

--- オンライン授業 (Online classes) ---
1 Tues. 19:00 20:30 みんなの日本語初級Ⅰ 8課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅠ sec8~
2 Wed. 10:00 11:30 初級会話2B Conversation elementary level2B
3 Wed. 19:00 20:30 みんなの日本語初級Ⅱ 37課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅡ sec37~
4 Thurs. 13:00 14:30 初級会話2A Conversation elementary level2A
5 Fri. 19:00 20:30 みんなの日本語初級Ⅱ 35課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅡ sec35~
6 Sat 9:30 11:20 中級会話  Conversation intermediate level
---パレット柏 教室授業(Classroom class at Palette Kashiwa facility)---
1 Tues. 10:00 11:30 ひらがな、カタカナ Hiragana, Katakana
2 Tues. 10:00 11:30 初心者  after Hiragana, Katakana
3 Tues. 10:00 11:30 みんなの日本語 初級Ⅰ 14課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅡ sec14~
4 Sat. 10:00 11:30 みんなの日本語 初級Ⅰ 10課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅠ sec10~
5 Sat. 10:00 11:30 みんなの日本語初級Ⅱ 28課~ Minna no Nihongo PrimaryⅡ sec28~
---柏の葉 教室授業(Classroom class at Kashiwanoha facility)---
1 Thurs. 10:00 11:30 ひらがな、カタカナ Hiragana, Katakana
2 Thurs. 10:00 11:30 初級会話1 Conversation elementary level1
3 Thurs. 10:00 11:30 初級会話2   Conversation elementary level2

【Second Term】September 1(Sat.) ~ December 23(Sat.)

Kaahiwa Classes : Palette Kashiwa
Kashiwanoha classes : Kashiwanoha Service Center

【Fee】Free of charge for the second term

【Who can apply?】(Either 1 or 2 is acceptable)
1. A foreigner who lives, works, or goes to school in Kashiwa.
2.A person who is able to participate in international exchange activities in Kashiwa City after taking the course.

【How to apply】
1.Select a class. You can choose more than one class.
2.Choose a class that you can attend.
3.Fill out the following application form and submit it to the KCC office
or send it by e-mail to
For application form, select WORD file  PDF file
4.Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
5.Applications will be accepted until the maximum number is reached.

【Online class】
Conditions for taking the class:
1.A laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone is required.
2.The class will be conducted by using ZOOM.
Download ZOOM. (↓)
3.Sometimes classes may be canceled. In such cases we will inform you in advance by e-mail or SNS (LINE) .

【Classroom class】
Conditions of attendance:
1.Who can attend the class?
A person who is willing to cooperate with us in taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
2.Please wear a mask as instructed by the class teacher.
3.In the event that the infection situation worsens, classroom lessons will be canceled.
In such cases, we will inform you in advance you by e-mail or SNS (LINE).

For more details, please click here→
Application form  WORD file  PDF file

【September to December 2023】Japanese Language Classes (Shonan Classes)

  Thursday Saturday SundaySunday  
  Face-to-face Online classes Face-to-face Online classes
  classes   classes  
Time 10:00~12:00 19:00~20:30 10:00~12:00 10:00~11:30
Class A Primary I(Sec. 10) C Primary II(Sec. 36) D Primary I(Sec. 13) E Primary I(Sec.17)
Number of about 3【2】 about 8【2】 about 3【1】 about 4【1】
Class B Primary I(Sec. 21) 【 】indicates the number   F Intermediate II(Sec. 22)
Number of about 5 【2】 of additional applicants   Fully occupied
Textbooks Minna no Nihongo Minna no Nihongo Minna no Nihongo Minna no Nihongo
  Primary I Primary II Primary I Primary I
        Minna no Nihongo
        Intermediate II
April 06、13、20、27 8、15、22 09、16、23 09、16、23
May 11、18 13、20、27 14 14、21、28
June 01、08、15、22 3,10、17、24 04、11、18、25 04、11、18、25
July 06、13 1、8、15 02、09 02、09
August No classes No classes No classes No classes
September 07、14、21、28   03、10、24 03、10、24
October 05、12、19、26   01、15、22  01、15、22、29
November 09、16、30   12、 1926 05、12、19、26
December 07、14   03、10、17 03、10、17
January 11、18、25   14、 21、28 14、 21、 28
February 01、08、15、22   04 、18 04、 18
March 07、14   03、 10、 17 03、 10、 17
  Total 34 days   Total 30 days Total 34 days

11/19,11/26 is online class, etc.

 *Face-to-face classes are all held at No.3 meeting room on the 2nd floor of Shonan Kinrin Center (Himawari Plaza)

For more details, please click here→

application form please send to this address
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Cross-cultural Center

1-7-1-301 Kashiwa, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture
DayOne Tower 3F Palette Kashiwa
Closed:Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays