Shunichiro Aoki

Why not take a big step towards your dream, right here in Kobe?

Our school was one of the first to provide Japanese language education in the international city of Kobe. For over thirty years, our students and teachers have respected each other’s cultures and have been working hard together every day.
What dreams have you foreign students brought with you to Japan? I hope that you will make your dreams come true here in Japan. To do this, you will first need to improve your Japanese language skills and develop a broad acceptance of different cultures. We offer an ideal environment for overseas students who have a willingness to learn actively.

Shunichiro Aoki
Principal Tomifuji Foreign Language Academy


Address Fujishin Bldg, 8F, 4-4-18,b Kitanagasadoori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0012
TEL・FAX TEL: 078-391-3411 FAX: 078-391-4344
For inquiry about application or admission from overseas, click here.
E-mail info@tomifuji.ac.jp
Establishment October 1988
Business Japanese-language school
Short term course
Dispatched lecturer
Student support・Management and administration of school facilities


1988 “Clark Foreign Language School” opened in Nagata Ward, Kobe City(October 1)
1989 Was certified as a Japanese language institution by Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education.
1991 Relocated to the new school building in front of JR Kobe station
1992 Established the ‘Jyoukei Gakuen’ and was approved by Hyogo Prefecture.
Approved as the first Vocational school of Japanese Language in Japan.
(Cooperation with CLARK Foreign Language School realized Japanese only education of four years.)
1994 Over 300 students
1995 Temporary closure due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.
2001 ‘CLARK International College’ Restart
2002 ‘CLARK / MIZUTA Memorial Scholarship’ was launched.
Increased the student population of ‘CLARK Foreign Language School’ to 300.
2003 Established the ‘International Japanese Promotion Corporation’
Purchased a school building (North Building) at Ohwakidai, Kita-ku, Kobe
2004 Opened the ‘CLARK Northwest International Vocational School’ (two-year-education)
2006 Opened a Japanese language preliminary course at the ‘CLARK International Vocational School’.
2007 Shinkobe Central Station school building moved to Sannomiy Center Plaza West Building.
2008 The ‘CLARK Foreign Language School’ and ‘College Preparatory preliminary Course in Japanese of CLARK International Vocational School’ received a school certification.
2010 Over 650 students(January)
2013 The campus moved to the Fujishin Building which is nearby JR/Hanshin Motomachi station.
2019 The school is named “Tomifuji Foreign Language Academy” (January).
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