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Our owner and president Mr. Yoshi Kigawa established James English School in 1976. Since then, we have grown into a successful chain of English schools operating throughout Northern Japan. We offer a variety of classes for students of all ages and skill levels. We have a wide range of classes for all ages, from the very young to the young at heart. For beginners who are looking to learn and grasp the fundamentals of English, to advanced speakers looking to maintain their English skills. From custom made corporate syllabi to formal TOEIC (Test of English Competency) preparation. We pride ourselves in creating an inviting, professional yet fun and relaxing learning environment where students can truly grow and develop at their own pace. Our teachers are given a great deal of professional independence to create their own lesson plans which they feel will provide their students with the best learning experience possible.

President's Greeting

Since founding this company in 1976, I have continually tried to make the company bring happiness and joy not only to students, but to every single staff member as well. I believe our teachers appreciate their jobs not just financially but also as a result of the independence that they are given in teaching. At our schools, each teacher plans every lesson based on their students' specific needs and skills, not by following a uniform syllabus.

We work very hard everyday, striving to become the best educators in the area so that our students will achieve their goals. If you are as passionate about teaching English as we are, please come and join us.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

JAMES School List

Aomori Akita Morioka Kitakami Furukawa Sendai Fukushima
Koriyama Shirakawa Niigata Joestsu Yamagata Tendo Yonezawa
Iwaki Tsuruoka Hirosaki Takahata