Japanese Language Institutes
◆Generally, a prospective student first enrolls in a Japanese language institution after arrival in Japan. He / She usually studies Japanese and other related subjects at the language institution for between 1 and 2 years and then takes the entrance examination for a university.
◆Preparatory Japanese language courses for foreign students are offered by some of the private universities
JASSO website ： http://www.jasso.go.jp/study_j/documents/bekka_e.pdf
◆Preparatory Japanese language courses are also offered by Japanese language institutions certified by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Association’s website ： http://www.nisshinkyo.org/