I'm Ken Sensei.

Hi! My name is Ken. I was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. My students call me Ken Sensei because "sensei" means "teacher" in Japanese. I was an English teacher in Tokyo for 4 years at a cram school before I became a Japanese teacher in the U.S. I started teaching Japanese professionally after moving to the US in 2015. I have had more than 7500 lessons and over 450 students in the last 5 years of teaching online.


1 on 1 Lesson [PSJ ペラペラ World  Stage2,3,8,9,16,17&18]

If you'd like to have a teacher who will guide you all the way through to be fluent in Japanese productively, this service is perfect for you.

"Happy Hour 日本語🍻" [PSJ ペラペラ World  Stage4&10]

 If you've been studying Japanese for a while (at least you finished GENKI 1 book), but you haven't really had conversation practice or you are not confident with speaking yet this service is perfect for you. Almost all the participants were as scared as you are when they tried this for the first time, so don't worry and have fun!

Speaking Test & Portfolio [PSJ ペラペラ World  Stage5&11]

You might think "Speaking Test?!Ew​!" Well I know how you feel...
However, this is not just a test. It's also a way to level up your Japanese and watch your own improvement. The reason I made this is because I was curious how much my English improved over half a year, a year or even a few years. But how? Right? I couldn't find one for myself with English. But, I made this for you Japanese learners! It sounds challenging, but I guarantee you you'll be smiling about your results in half a year ;)

Group Lessons [PSJ ペラペラ World  Stage6,7,12&13]

Do you have any friends that study Japanese? Do you think it'll be more fun to study with other learners sometimes? If so, this is perfect for you. We go over vocabulary and grammar in Genki1 and 2 together. If you have hard memorizing words from the books or have hard time using grammar points from the books in a conversation, please give it a try! These classes are fun and interactive. Let's team up and be fluent together!

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*Not matter what level you want to start, please book a free consultation. I'd love to get to know you beforehand so I can give you a personalized curriculum.


Completed a training course for teaching Japanese as a foreign language
The World Japanese Language Centre

December 2015 - April 2016

The 420 hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course 

The World Japanese Language Centre

November 2016

Questions about the free consultation? 

(We'll discuss any questions about the curriculum during your consultation.)