Yukiko Watanabe

Yukiko Watanabe


After working as a full time Japanese teacher in Bangkok, Yukiko Watanabe returned to Japan to work with the real estate division of Recruit Co.

In 2000, she and three other teachers founded Iidabashi Japanese Language School with the goal of providing fun Japanese lessons to expat residents of Tokyo.

She is the co-author of the Japanese beginner textbook, “Nihongo Fun & Easy”. (Published by Ask books)

Personal Statement
Japanese language skills are the key to being able to live a free and independent life in Japan. Because students are learning language while they work or live their everyday lives, the challenge is in how to make learning fun and effective.

It is my aim to continually update and improve our curriculum in order to give the best possible service to our students.