Hideo Kurita

Principal of Nihongo Center

Spoken Languages: English
Interests: Reading historical fiction in the bath
About: I have completed eight marathons (Honolulu x 4, Osaka x 2, Kyoto x 2)
Message: Let’s study Japanese in the country’s most exciting city!

Kuniko Kinomura

Managing Director

Spoken Languages: English
Interests: Tennis, Music (Rock, Jazz, Classical)
Personality: Stoic, with a burning curiosity.
Message: Through communicating in Japanese at Nihongo Center you will encounter a new self.

Koji Ueda

Teaching Manager

Spoken Languages: English, Indonesian, Swedish (Basic), Chinese (Basic)
Interests: Travel, Restaurants, Tennis, Flute, Cello
Philosophy: I believe in the motto “No pain no gain” and want to lead fun, but occasionally strict classes.
Message: I look forward to meeting everyone.

Guillaume Scharff

Admission office

Spoken Languages: French, English, Japanese
Interests: Anime, Movies, Music, Sake, Reading, Tennis
Philosophy: Work hard to make your dreams a reality.
Message: Have a lot of fun in Kyoto!