Yutaka Japanese Academy

Enrich Your Life
Through Learning

Let's Learn Japanese With Maiko

Native Japanese Teacher
With 15 years+ Experience

I have been teaching Japanese since 2008. I completed a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics in Australia and currently teach at two tertiary institutions as a parti-time lecturer.

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Japanese Courses

Japanese for Traveling

This course is for people who want to be able to speak Japanese with locals when traveling. 

Level 1 for Beginner

This course is designed for people who have learned hiragana and basic phrases and want to learn daily conversation.


Improve Your Japanese Pronunciation


What makes this online course different
from others


Focus on communication

We prioritize smooth communication over being able to write correct grammar and kanji. We use textbooks that introduce natural expressions actually used in Japan, so you will be able to speak with confidence in real-life situations.

Small group

The maximum class size is six students. I will provide an environment that is as interactive as possible. You are welcome to ask questions anytime, and I will answer them as soon as possible during office hours.

Pronunciation instruction

Most textbooks do not give detailed instructions for pronunciation. I will provide materials with pitch accents and give instructions to improve your pronunciation and fluency during the classes.

What Students Say

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Perfect! I'm so glad I came across Maiko's profile! She is a very knowledgable and structured teacher. Every lesson is planned ahead of time so we can jump right into it and progress exactly like what was outlined in our goals. She is also very friendly and supportive. Since she is teaching me Japanese we usually get sidetracked with discussions of Japan & Japanese customs (which is great!) but she always makes sure to redirect us back to the lesson yet makes sure it is fun and interesting.
/ Personal Trainer
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Maiko Sensei is probably the best Japanese teacher you can come across. She’s so experienced - she is currently teaching in university and knows how to help you improve, regardless of your current level! Do yourself a favour and start this breakthrough in learning with her.
/ High School Teacher
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Maiko is a great teacher!! She is very patient and attentive, and understands my strengths and weaknesses as a student. It is very fun to learn with her, and she is very knowledgeable about the cultural contexts involved with the language, which means I learn a lot more than just words and grammar!
/ IT Specialist
Maiko Sensei is punctual, very patient and educated in her field. She teaches according to my ability to learn, always explaining the concepts thoroughly before moving on, never rushing ahead of me. Every lesson is well prepared, organised, and of course, engaging and fun. I not only learn Japanese language but Japanese culture and history as well. Her tuition fee is great value for the amount of effort and care she provides.
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Frequently Asked Questions

All the classes will be recorded and shared with you so you can catch up and also review at your own pace.

You can ask me questions on Google classroom and I will answer the questions asap.

Creditcard payment through Paypal payment.

If you are interested in private lessons, please contact me through the contact form. I can arrange them if our schedules align.