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What is MISJ? What is Japanese? For the Prospective Teachers
Original Programs
Who developed MISJ?
Iwasaki Methods
Recommendation Letters
What is ILPD?
Problems in Speeching
How to Apply, For Further Inquiry

Who Developed MISJ?

Who Developed MISJ?

Mikiko Iwasaki

Graduated from Tokyo Women's Christian College Mathematics B.A.
TOEIC 870 / TOEFL 633

  Achievement(1992 - 2014)

Number of students who learned with MISJ: more than 400.
Students' age: from 15 to 65 years old.
Students' nationalities: more than 20 countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, European countries such as UK, Sweden, Germany and Finland and Asian countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Viet Nam, Philippines, China,
Korea and Congo(DRC).

Number of trained instructors: more than 270 including 13
Chinese instructors, 1 Vietnamiese instructor and
9 Congolese instructors.
*Unfortunately, very few of them are active right now
under the name of ILPD.

Developed Japanese language teaching materials
Review materials such as textbooks and tapes for students' use from introductory level to the intermediate level
Teaching materials and manual for instructors
Three e-Learning programs
One TV program "Meet & Speak"
broadcasting by NHK WORLD.
One textbook for TV program broadcasting by NHK EDUCATIONAL

Major group lesson achievements
Nov. 2003, 4 students in Tokyo
Dec. 2003, 24 students in Hanoi, Viet Nam
Feb. 2005, 19 students in Hanoi, Viet Nam
Mar. 2005, 15 students in Philippines
Apr. 2005, 4 students in Tokyo

Aug. 2005, 15 students in Tianjin, China

Oct. 2005, 13 students in Yangon, Myanmar
Dec. 2005, 14 students in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Mar. 2006, 4 studetns in Tokyo
May, 2006, 58 students in Tokyo
Aug, 2006, 30 students in Seoul, Korea
Sep. - Dec. 2006, 10 students in Tokyo
Nov.2006 to Mar. 2007, 11 students in Hanoi, Viet Nam
May - Aug. 2008, 14 students in Beijing, China
July - Aug. 2008, 2 students in Okazaki, Japan
July - Nov. 2008, 8 students in Hanoi, Viet Nam
Mar. - July 2009, 12 students in Beijing, China
Oct. 2009 - Feb. 2010, 12 students in Hanoi, Viet Nam
Apr. - July 2010, 15 students in Cebu, Philippines
May 2011~ ISP Gombe, Kinshasa, Congo(DRC)
as a joint project with Keio University
Oct.- Nov. 2014, 15 students in Nara Prefecture, Japan
Oct.-Dec. 2015, 25 students in Nara Prefecture, Japan
Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016 at Waseda University, Japan
Oct.-Dec.2016, 20 students in Nara Prefecture, Japan

  For Further Inquiries

Prof. Yoko Hasebe(Keio University)
Prof. Dr. Keiichi KODAIRA
(Director of JSPS Liaison Office in Bonn, Germany,
Professor Emeritus University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Hajime Ohiwa(Professor Emeritus of Keio University) Professor Takao Itakura(Kagoshima University)
Professor Yasunari Harada(Waseda University)
NHK world
NHK Educational
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Toshiba Solutions Corporation
Sunby Talents Co., Ltd.


It is my pleasure to have the opportunity of introducing MISJ.
After nearly 15 years of research and more than 20 years of trials I am very confident that MISJ can reduce the time and energy to at least half of which used to be required to master Japanese language. In addition, every student who devotes at least 30 minutes for oral practice everyday and two hours for self-study between lessons can master high standard natural conversation without fail.

MISJ is probably the first system that can teach grammar and conversation simultaneously as well as systematically.

I hope every student has the opportunity to enjoy the system and to receive the benefit of it. I also hope that many people understand more about Japan and Japanese people through the language study.