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Koga Sensei teaching at the Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka
Koga Sensei, and Otis
Logo of the Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka On this page you can read about the teachers and staff that work at the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka". The teachers°« and staff members' self-introduction essays have been translated from its original Japanese. At the bottom of this page, you can learn about the meaning behind the school name.

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As a language school, we believe we have a responsibility to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Fukuoka. To protect our community, all our staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To improve protection, and continue to curb the spread of COVID-19, all the students and staff use hand sanitizer, and wear a face mask.
A profile picture taken of our Japanese language teacher, Koga Sensei.

Koga Sensei

Hello, I°«m Koga Sensei. I was born, and raised in Fukuoka. Besides Japanese, I also teach Korean. I°«ve been teaching since 2017, and it has been very challenging, but very enjoyable. Teaching gives me great fulfilment. My hobbies are learning foreign languages, and running. I°«m a very slow runner, but it helps me relieve stress. I°«ve been to South Korea, China, Hawaii, and New Caledonia. I went to China as an elementary school exchange student. I traveled to Hawaii for my high school trip. I haven°«t decided where, but I would like to visit many different countries. I always enjoy listening to my students tell me about their home country. My favorite food is sushi, and I love green tea ice cream. Since I love to eat good food, I really enjoy visiting hot springs in winter, and trying out the different kinds of food they serve. I understand how difficult learning Japanese can be, but I believe I can make learning Japanese fun for all my students. I look forward to meeting you.
A profile picture Otis, the owner of the Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka


Hello, my name is Otis, and I run the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka". I began teaching English in 1998. In 2004, I opened °»Otis°« English School°… near Meinohama, Fukuoka. Over the years, I have taught English in Fukuoka to many children and adults of all ages. In 2017 I opened a second English school in Muromi. I also opened the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka", and a German language school under the name °»Die Welt Deutschschule°…. I°«m usually busy with managing my three schools, so I don°«t have much free time. However, whenever I°«m not working, I enjoy running, driving my car, and shopping. I enjoy watching soccer, and Formula 1 on television. Below are links to my English school website, and German school website. When you contact the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka" I will respond to your e-mails, or phone calls, so I hope to hear from you soon.
The button below will send you to the homepage of °»Otis°« English School°….
Otis°« English School
The button below will send you to our German language school website.
Die Welt Deutschschule
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden
The "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka" is named after the wisteria flower, called "fuji" in Japanese. Although the dripping wisteria flower is most commonly purple, they can also be found in white, pink, and yellow. Along with such flowers as cherry blossoms, and chrysanthemums, wisteria are considered a representative flower of Japan, Japanese culture, and tradition. The wisteria blooms from the middle of April to early May. In spring, the long colorful strings of wisteria are enjoyed in flower parks throughout Japan, where they are often grown in rows of colorful arches to create tunnels of colorful dripping wisteria, as shown in the image above. The history of some famous wisteria viewing spots in Japan even go as far back as the Edo period.
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
The Kawachi Wisteria Garden
The owner of the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka" , Otis, has named the school after his favorite flower park, the "Kawachi Wisteria Garden" ("Kawachi Fuji-en") in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The two pictures above were taken at the "Kawachi Wisteria Garden". Although access by public transportation is not convenient, it is definitely worthwhile to visit the "Kawachi Fuji-en" during your time in Fukuoka.
The °»Online Japanese Language Course°… of the "Fuji Japanese Language School Fukuoka" allows our students to continue taking our lessons, even after leaving Fukuoka. Tap the button below to learn more about our online Japanese lessons.
Online Course