1-12-10 Ninomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-0093 JAPAN
tel. 078-231-6201
fax. 078-231-6692

Japanese Language and Business Skills Course for Foreign Residents

Download a Flyer & an Application Form

To acquire the Japanese language skills, communication skills, PC skills and business manners that are necessary to work in Japan.

Qualifications You Can Acquire
Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (by opting to take the test).

Training Session
From Friday, September 15 through Thursday, December 14, 2023 (Three months)
9:30-16:10, every day except for Sat., Sun., and holidays (Basically 5 days per week)

1-12-10 Ninomiya-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe (Postal Code: 651-0093)
(12-minute walk from Sannomiya Station; 6-minute walk from Shin-Kobe Station)

Application Period
From Friday, July 21 through Monday, August 21, 2023

Enrollment Limit
15 people (The course will be held only if 8 or more people are selected.)

How to Apply
Visit Hellowork in your neighborhood (ward) and fill in the application form there. Your ID photo (4cm long, 3cm wide) is necessary.

There will be a written test of basic Japanese (hiragana and katakana), basic math, and an interview. Bring writing implements.

Selection Date
9:30, Friday, September 1, 2023 (Being punctual for the test is essential.)

Notification of Results
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2023 (Subject to change)

Textbooks and Other Expenses

General Inquiries
• Hellowork office in your neighborhood.
• Hyogo-kenritsu Kobe Koto Gijutsu Senmon Gakuin
TEL:078-894-3730 (Attn: Ms. Matsubara)
• For services in non-Japanese languages:
Kobe Hellowork (Kobe Foreigners Employment Service Center)
2F (No.22), 1-3-1 Aioi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe
Mon., 10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00
Fri., 10:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00
English, Spanish, Portuguese:
Tue., Wed. and Thursday, 13:00-17:00
Thu. & Fri., 13:00-16:00

• Call Kobe YWCA College if you would like to know more about the training.
  TEL:078-231-6201 (Attn: Ms. Chiba)

Guidance Sessions for Application
13:00-15:00, Sat. Aug. 5 and Fri., Aug. 18 (at Kobe YWCA College)
13:00-15:00, Thu. Aug. 8 and Thu. Aug. 17 (at Kobe Hellowork)
(Please call us if you would like further information or would like to visit the facilities.)
TEL:078-231-6201 (Attn: Ms. Chiba)


YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide. It advocates for peace, justice, health, human dignity, freedom and care of the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women since it was founded in 1855.