Business Japanese Classes


The Business Japanese class at JOI teaches essential business manners and knowledge for people working in Japanese firms. In this class, you can learn a lot of necessary Japanese business phrases, improve your conversational skills and gain general understanding.

*The Japanese learning level is aimed at students with JLPT N3 to Advanced level Japanese.

The Business Japanese Class is a FlexLesson service (Small group classes of 7 people max.1 lesson is 50 minutes long).
Take FlexLessons on your schedule, at your pace. No start dates, no fixed schedule.

Business Japanese lessons

Class schedule

To see schedule in your time zone. This is not a traditional linear course it is modular. Take as many classes as you'd like. Start Anytime !






Class contents

The contents of the Business Japanese classes are detailed below.

Category Contents
Business Manner Language usuage, business practices, greetings and visitations are studied using a quiz method. Talk about and exchange opinions about the differences between Japan and your own country.
Business Emails Learn often used phrases in Business email composition and how to write emails dealing with situations that include requests and confirmation etc.
Telephone Responses Confirm the flow of responses and practice standard telephone phrases. Use role-play to practice the caller and receiver responses.
Business Documents Learn about the terminology and composition of business documents including written reports, recording minutes of a meeting among other documents.
Business Conversation Learn methods of business discussion in negotiations, reporting to superiors and communicating with co-workers using role-play methods.

Purchase lesson tickets

*New to JOI?
Limited Special Offer! Try 3 Trial FlexLessons for $9

*Continuing customers
Please purchase the regular FlexLesson tickets.

You can use the FlexLesson tickets to take other JOI lessons at different levels - as well as Business Japanese lessons.

Students Voices for Business Japanese classes at JOI

  • Sara-PT writes...


    As a long term student when I heard that JOI was going to start doing business classes I couldn't wait to try them out. My current job involves dealing with Japanese clients so I was looking forward to improving and developing my professional Japanese.

    Classes cover a range of different skills such as calls, emails, presentations, general etiquette, etc. Each class has a topic in which we practice different scenarios in a specific skill.

    These lessons help build confidence to deal with any matter in a business environment. But they are not just suited for those whose work involves Japanese if you are interested in learning about the Japanese working environment or learn how to better communicate in a formal setting these lessons are also great.

    I'm looking forward to carrying on taking these classes and improving my knowledge even further.

  • Anya-HK writes...


    I started taking Business Japanese lessons at JOI last year. I found the lessons not only help me understand how Japanese communicate during work environment, it also gives me more context on the culture, processes and the communication norm between colleagues and with upper management in the business environment. The role plays with commonly used phrases on how to ask for information and clarification, how to report an issue and expresses one's agreement/disagreements are very handy. I am now using them when I communicate with Japanese counterparts which makes my communication looks a bit more professional.

    I highly recommend these lessons for those who need to communicate with Japanese.