About Us

About Us

Learn about Coto and our mission to teach Japanese.

Our Mission

Our mission is to give everyone the chance to learn Japanese — and have fun along the way. We’re dedicated to helping you gain confidence in speaking through simple and effective teaching methods. 

Your Growth is our Goal

Since 2000, I’ve made friends with people who fall in love with Japanese culture. Our mission is simple: to provide practical and useful Japanese skills, and to share the beauty and history of Japanese culture worldwide.

I hope our online class allows people from around the world to see and make Japan their home

Yukiko Watanabe
Our Vision

Who We Are

We started as a group of Japanese volunteer teachers, working in a rented two-bedroom apartment.

Today, we have three school locations and a rapidly growing online Japanese language school. Yet our vision stays the same: to provide practical, fun and easy-to-understand Japanese lessons. 

And to provide our students with the right Japanese to accomplish their goals and enjoy their lives in Japan.

Learn from Professional Japanese Teachers

Our courses are designed by professional Japanese instructors who have a wealth of experience.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Learn Japanese at a pace that suits your daily life. Complete our self-paced courses, or join an online course that meets on your schedule.

Pass the JLPT and get Certified

We can help support you in passing the industry standard Japanese learning exam.