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JBPP - Japanese for Business and Professional Purposes

What is JBPP?

Knowledge and Training to Help Master Practical, Useful Business Japanese!

JBPP class The JBPP course is designed to help students develop the comprehensive ability to handle real business situations, communicate effectively, and carry out work smoothly in a Japanese business environment. This course particularly emphasizes learning to actually use the business appropriate expressions and etiquette being taught in practical situations, so classes involve a considerable amount of training to help students master and be able to reliably use business Japanese. Many former students who participated in this course have gone on to work successfully at a variety of businesses, including large Japanese companies. The JBPP course is recommended for those who would like to work in Japan or Japanese companies abroad and those who are already working in Japan. This course is open to the students in the AIJP/AJSP/SILAC as an optional course.

Key Features

Learning Business Terms, Expressions, and Etiquette Necessary for the Workplace

Students will learn not only the business conversation necessary in a Japanese workplace, but also practical skills such as reading and writing business emails. Students will also learn about Japanese culture, business culture, and business etiquette.

Extensive Training to Help Master and Be Able to Reliably Use Business Japanese

JBPP class You will learn fundamental business conversation, business manners, how to write business emails, and so on, and the course will be centered on training those skills. Then, as time passes the class will gradually move into higher level and practical training will increase.

Efficient and Effective Classes

JBPP class After learning expressions for business conversations and business manners, students will be video recorded doing role plays using the studied material. Students will watch their performances in the recordings and be able to learn how to better use the business expressions. Also, students will conduct face-to-face interviews with Japanese people as part of the class. They will then create presentations based on the interviews and gain experience giving presentations in class. In this way, the JBPP course helps students master business appropriate Japanese that they will be able to use in the workplace.

Internships at businesses affiliated with YAMASA

JBPP class YAMASA offers the rare chance to gain valuable experience working at a Japanese company. YAMASA is affiliated with the Hattori Group, which includes manufacturing companies, media businesses, food and beverage companies, a kindergarten, and educational institutions. Interested students can gain practical experience working at one of these businesses as an intern. Please contact us about the Internship.

Student Voice

I studied in the JBPP Business Japanese course for 6 months, and it's been a wonderful experience. Before coming to YAMASA, I'd studied business Japanese and keigo a bit, but this course and the JBPP teachers really helped me become able to use them naturally and correctly. In class, we learned a variety of business expressions and conversations and practiced them thoroughly enough that now I feel like appropriate phrases roll off my tongue without me having to even think about it. I'm now able to do business phone calls, Japanese interviews, and write a Japanese résumé as well, so it’s been incredibly useful. I think that this kind of course is essential for anyone who wants to work in Japan.
Amanda, USA


  • JBPP class This course allows students in the AIJP, AJSP, or SILAC programs to take the course. Classes will take place on Mondays through Thursdays in the 7th class period and on Fridays in the 5th class period, after the various other courses are finished for the day. This course will start 4 times a year, corresponding with the AIJP and AJSP courses, and will last for 9 weeks.
Enrollment criteria Participants in this course will need to fulfill one of the following requirements:

1) Students who study in the AJSP
2) Students who study in 202 class or above in the AIJP
3) Students who study in SE class in the SILAC
Start dates 2018: January 22, April 16, July 16, October 15
2019: January 21, April 22, July 15, October 21
2020: January 20
Study period and class days
Students Duration Total
Days of Week
AIJP, AJSP, or SILAC students only. 9 weeks 45 Mon-Fri
Class length 50 minutes
Class size No more than 6 students per class. (Classes will be held when there are 2 students or more.)


Period Mon - Thu Fri
5 13:40 – 14:30 Lesson
7 15:40 – 16:30 Lesson

Tuition Fees

9 Weeks
If paid until 31. March 2020 If paid after 1. April 2020
¥85,500 ¥87,000

Start Dates

Start dates 2018: January 22, April 16, July 16, October 15
2019: January 21, April 22, July 15, October 21
2020: January 20


Congratulations! By choosing to study at YAMASA, you have taken the first step towards improving your Japanese language skills!
The next step that you will need to take is to start the application process.


Please feel free to contact us via e-mail at admissions@yamasa.org or to call us on +81 (0)564-55-8111.
We aim to reply to all inquiries within 24 hours (excluding Japanese Public Holidays).