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Greetings from the Principal

“There’s something obtainable in Japan for my future! However, what can I learn? What kind of schools are there? How proficient, skilled and knowledgeable must I be in order to advance my studies into a college or university? I should start by learning Japanese.” Are the very few questions students will think and ponder upon.

Takayuki Inoue

Our Japanese language school was established in order to support and assist international students who wants to achieve their dreams and future here in Japan. With the aim for educational advancement, YICA and YuLA Sapporo incorporate the latest equipment and media outlet into our structured small study groups to develop and refine your knowledge in Japanese culture and language. A tea room is built in the YuLA Tokyo, giving students the chance to encounter and enhance their cultural experiences.

Our school is here to support, assist and to make your dreams come true!

Principal career bio

Takayuki Inoue
Principal of Yu Language Academy, Yu International Cultural Academy and Yu Language Academy Sapporo

Born and raised in Sugamo, Tokyo. From a merchant’s family, had the opportunity to communicate with people of all walks of life. Started Kendo at the young age of 10 and is currently pursuing the 6-dan rank. At the same time, leads Kendo lessons locally in Sugamo to young and adult learners. Hold great interest about Omikoshi and was then led to learning about the other cultural aspects from the Edo Period. Charmed by his hobby, there was a moment when he personally wrote names of the individual graduates on wooden tags written in the Edo Period writing style and was given to the students as memorabilia.

  • Graduated from Fuji Junior College (Presently Tokyo Fuji University)
  • Multicultural Community Planning Committee in Shinjuku
  • Coordinator for the Japanese Language Institutes Organization Liaison Association in Shin-Okubo, Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Immigration Bureau Representative
  • Former Branch Manager of License Academy Co., Ltd in Sapporo
  • 2007 Appointed as Special Lecturer in Hokkaido Board of Education Designated for General Learning

History of School

2003
The establishment and beginning of Short-term courses in Yu Language Academy (YuLA) mainly from Taiwan and South Korea
2004
Yu Language Academy (YuLA) gets registered with the Ministry of Justice for long-term courses with the intake capacity of 100 students
2006
Begin the acceptance of Russian students
Awarded as a school with less than 3% illegal stay rate from the Tokyo Immigration Bureau
2010
Increase yearly intake from 2 times (April and October) to 4 times (July and January)
2011
Increase capacity intake to 150 students from 8 different countries
2012
Begin the acceptance of Vietnamese students
2014
Increase capacity intake to 150 students from 15 different countries
The establishment of Yu International Cultural Academy (YICA) and gets registered with the Ministry of Justice for long-term courses with the intake capacity of 80 students
The establishment of Yu Language Academy Ulaabaatar, Mongolia
2016
YICA gets awarded as a school with less than 3% illegal stay rate from the Tokyo Immigration Bureau
The establishment of Yu Language Academy Sapporo Branch Office
2017
YICA increases capacity intake to 120 students
YuLA and YICA total intake capacity of 300 students from 17 different countries (short-term course students included)
The establishment and beginning of short-term courses in Yu Language Academy Sapporo.
2018
Yu Language Academy Sapporo got registered in Chuo-ku, Sapporo City with the Ministry of Justice for the intake capacity of 100 students
The newly establishment of YuLA No.3 Bldg.
YuLA Tokyo and Sapporo and YICA total intake capacity of 360 students from 15 different countries

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