Nippongo Gakuen

The Buddhist Church of Oakland

Since 1901

825 Jackson Street, Oakland, California 94607

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Oakland Nippongo Gakuen
Japanese Language School

Our Mission
To encourage the learning of Japanese language and culture through Japanese language instruction for youth, ages 5 - 18 and adults.

Proficiency levels
Small class sizes allow tailored instruction for students of all proficiencies.

School Term
September through June (Every Saturday from 9:00 am until noon).  Adult classes may be held on different days and times.

Class Levels (with approximate age levels)
Advanced Class (students aged 13 - 18)
Intermediate Class (students aged 8 - 14)
Beginning Class (students aged  8 12)
Beginner Cl
ass (students aged 5 - 8)
Adult - Intermediate to Advanced
Adult - Beginning to Intermediate

Here is a sample of our curriculum at Nippongo Gakuen.

Gakuen Committee
President - Gary Tominaga
Vice President - Steve Terusaki
2nd Vice President - John Takagaki
Corresponding Secretary Carol Thunen
Treasurer Anne Tominaga
Adviser - Rev. Harry Bridge

Tuition
Tuition is on a semester basis.  The cost of text books is in addition to the tuition fees.  Tuition will not be prorated based on partial semester attendance.

  • Semester 1: September - December
  • Semester 2: January - March
  • Semester 3: April - June

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Contact Us
Church Office (510) 832-5988
Gary Tominaga - (510) 581-6645 (evenings)
Jon Takagaki (510) 769-2975 (evenings)