JLRC Key Factor

We are committed in delivering the highest value in our services that is Less Time, Less Cost and Less Effort in learning Japanese. To achieve this, we created our uniquely-designed original materials, teaching method and syllabus which contains our 19 years of thorough research and teaching experience as professionals.

JLRC Features

JLRC Online Japanese

Online learning is the system of taking lessons using a desktop computer, laptop or smartphone. You can enjoy learning Japanese in the comfort of your own place, wherever in the world you are, as long as you are connected to the internet. We currently have students from all over the Philippines, Japan and other countries. Providing services with reasonable rates is now possible because it is unnecessary to use space to conduct physical classes. You can also save time and money for commuting, and no more chance of being late in your class. From basic / beginners courses to advance lessons, Our JLRC Online Japanese lessons has various features which maintain the merits of studying online.

Highly-Qualified Instructors

Our teachers are carefully selected from the top 10% of JLRC’s applicants. During the selection process, we determine their Japanese / Nihongo ability, teaching skills, communication skills, and most importantly, passion in teaching. Upon hiring, they undergo rigorous and intensive training. The teachers are taught JLRC’s own unique method and technique in teaching and they also need to pass the in-house demo lessons. Most of our teachers are graduates of leading universities in the Philippines, notably University of the Philippines.

Classroom Quality Control

To ensure the quality of lessons, we conduct satisfaction surveys from our online class students. Instructors with poor ratings will be temporarily limited from teaching and will be immediately trained to improve their teaching performance. We are also utilizing Quality Control System wherein our QC team constantly monitors the virtual online classrooms. In case any form of distraction is noticed by our team, we immediately advise the student to rectify the situation.

High Rate of JLPT Passers

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Certificates are recognized by companies, educational institutions, schools and other organizations in Japan, the Philippines and all over the world. We take pride in our constant excellent rate of JLPT passers for each level. For those who don’t successfully pass the JLPT N5 or N4 Exam can retake the class for FREE, provided that the student has minimum 90% attendance. We are the only Japanese/ Nihongo institution in the Philippines that offers result-guaranteed system. As professionals, we believe that it is important to achieve the customer’s target and satisfaction in our services.

Original and High-Quality Materials

Our original materials are easier to understand for beginners or learners of Japanese/ Nihongo because they are made by foreigners / non-Japanese who are proficient in both Japanese and English. JLRC has been developing materials that match our unique teaching method and are supported by a database that has undergone years of continuous research in order to achieve our motto “Less Cost, Less Time and Less Effort” in learning Japanese. Our materials also undergo constant revision to improve and ensure the best quality.

Well-Designed Syllabus

We create and customize the syllabus specifically to suit the needs of each client. We also offer the most suitable and time-efficient study plan to achieve the client’s specific objective. With this in mind, we also provide them with the appropriate materials. This flexibility is one of the strengths that we have gained through decades of teaching experience in our in-house and corporate classes from beginners to advanced. Not only do we cater our services to learners such as IT professionals, engineers, and technical internship trainees who want to work in Japan, but we also educate young learners (high school students, university students) who want to study Japanese as a hobby or future career.


Our mission is to make Japanese language accessible, easy and fun for everyone


Opportunities, wherever you are

Opportunities in learning new things.

Opportunities in discovering your potentials.

Opportunities in realizing your dreams.

JLRC brings opportunities to everyone through online services, regardless of your location, across regions and countries.

JLRC creates a society where people can expand their world beyond language barrier and uniquely shine as they are.

JLRC Story

In 2001, JLRC “Japanese Language Research Center” was established not for the purpose of business grandeur but mainly as a venue for Japanese Language Study and Research. It was started by a student of the University of the Philippines who studied in Japan as an exchange student and developed the love for teaching Japanese language after her return to the Philippines. She started JLRC at her small living area space in East Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, as a sole proprietor business with small number of vigorous and creative staff. She augmented the very minimal capital with sheer guts, peculiar ideas and love for the Japanese Language.

She has been teaching Nihongo part-time for years and realized that a lot of learners wants to study Japanese and pass the Proficiency Exam in a shorter time frame, in a very limited budget and not much effort exerted in the class. Those days it was a great challenge for the very few Japanese Language teachers to effectively teach Japanese as the learning materials available were very limited. There was no other recourse but to create teaching materials in order to augment the sparse learning resources available. On top of this, Japanese companies offering free Japanese training to their employees were also requesting a shorter training duration to save on the training cost. Not to mention, the employees were already having a hard time struggling with their daily workloads so additional effort needed for the Japanese training courses was indeed very challenging.

To address this dilemma, the JLRC’s motto of “LESS TIME, LESS COST and LESS EFFORT” was initiated.

A new training module was designed and new set of materials were developed. The new module design has to accommodate the shortened training hours without sacrificing the overall quality of the class. While, the training materials were adjusted to match the shortened module at the same time simplify even the most complex topics so that the students can easily understand. Lastly, the module content and materials were adjusted to match the ever changing content of the Japanese Proficiency Exam.

In 2008, JLRC became a Corporation as its service volume grew. Despite this, JLRC had been focused mainly on research and development and the management had very minimal business acumen. Throughout the years, JLRC has been through so many ups and downs. One can say that JLRC has gone through a tough roller coaster ride reaching the very pinnacle of success in its prime years and going through the very brink of bankruptcy in its worst years. If there’s a silver lining to this experience, it’s that nothing is scary anymore and it brought forth a strong determination for the company to move forward, try harder and become better. It is notable though that those trying years also helped in producing the countless quality materials, high caliber instructors and effective training designs which are utilized as the solid base of its current operation. It is indeed true that turbulent times create beautiful masterpieces.

10 years since she started the company, JLRC transformed into a more stable and profitable business venture with capable employees. There was a great adjustment done in balancing financial stability with technical creativity.

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hit and affected all businesses worldwide. JLRC, along with the majority of industries was forced to halt operations. After a month of business hiatus, JLRC opted to shift its operations online, with the thought “Opportunities, wherever you are”.

At the moment, the extent of JLRC’s services has reached not only provinces near Metro Manila but all over the Philippines, Japan and other countries as well. JLRC’s challenge for pursuing ” Less Time, Less Cost, Less Effort” in learning Japanese for the sake of Japanese learners will never cease, always retaining the essence and spirit of its foundation in mind.

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    Metro Manila, Philippines