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M05271 is an acclaimed, award-winning Japanese language school in Southern Japan. Our field of expertise is in Japanese language and culture teaching. We offer the following services: Japanese language classes, culture classes, accommodation including homestays, and cultural activities. We are one of only two Japanese schools to be accredited by the International Association of Language Centers, and have been nominated as one of the world's best language schools every year from 2009 to 2011 at the industry Star Awards.
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M05271 is a modern Japanese language school. Our field of expertise is in Japanese language and language teaching.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We have been operating since 2004. We started our school because we didn't think there were any great Japanese schools for Western students in Japan. We also wanted to show more people how great Fukuoka City is.

2. What is your company's mission?

We aim to provide the most educational and most fun communicational Japanese classes in the world!

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in teaching everyday communicational Japanese, unlike most other Japanese schools. Our students learn to talk and understand daily conversation, and to become confident in using Japanese for life.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Rie Kirby founded M05271 after years of teaching at multiple Japanese schools, and finding all of them lacking in some way. She was trained as a Japanese language teacher, but took the step of opening her own school to promote new teaching methods.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our Japanese Plus Conversation course is our most popular course, offering our core 20 hours of classes every week, plus an additional 5 hours of conversation-focused classes. Students love the small-group classes, giving them lots of time to talk to the teacher.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

A recent student left this comment for us: "GenkiJACS was amazing. I've only been in Japan for two weeks, but those two weeks were the best two weeks in my entire life. I plan on returning to Fukuoka next year. Teachers and students, thank you for the fun time." But I think the best thing a former student ever told us was that he was getting married to someone he met through the school - we really feel we changed his life!

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Abs Tangri / GenkiJACS Review
I was at M05271 for about 3 weeks in the summer of 2005 and I cannot recommend this place enough. I had a great time there and would definitely go back again. The teachers were top notch. In every instance they were able to teach to extremely high standards whilst simultaneously making interesting and, perhaps more importantly (especially for me), fun lessons. Whatever I am studying I will never improve if I am not enjoying the subject. The ethos instigated by the M05271' teachers meant that this was not ... view more a problem - it was always fun and consequently I was able to learn a lot on my intensive course. Lessons aside there was lots to be done outside the school. I had been to Fukuoka many times before but I had never seen how beautiful it was. I hired a bike from the school during my 3 weeks there and regularly went exploring the city. It was surprising to find stunning beaches, serene parks and great shopping all situated so close to one another. For those of you interested in nightlife there is something going on every night though special mention must be made to the beach party thrown by the school. Yaki niku, birthday cake, birthday cake fights and beach American Football are just some of the highlights of that great night. So there you go; great school, great teachers, great lessons, great city, great fun. If you decide to head to this city in Northern Kyushu
I am sure you will not regret it.

 2  Pascal Tremblay / Cultural School
My name is Pascal. I’m from Montreal, Canada. I studied at M05271 for only 2 months, but this is what I remember from it: At that time, I had just started to learn Japanese, so my knowledge was very basic. First of all, the most important thing when you study something is to have your own self motivation, but this alone is not enough if you are not being led by a professional teacher to direct that motivation. That’s the kind of guidance I got when I went to M05271. The teachers there really helped me to ... view more get into it. They made learning a funny and interesting experience. The school is very dynamic, and the teaching quality set the standard for all other schools I attended (and I should mention that it hasn’t been equaled yet!). I would also recommend this school because it’s very inexpensive for that level of quality, and also because it’s located in Kyushu, which is to me the best place to live in Japan. The quality of living there can not be found anywhere else: the food, the people, the sea and of course M05271 made my experience one that I will never forget.

I know finding a school from abroad is difficult, but I’m really glad I chose M05271.
I hope that you too have this great opportunity to learn and live Japanese culture in a friendly and professional environment. Gambate!

 3  Alex Steinberg / GenkiJACS Review
I volunteered to write this note of recommendation for M05271, as I have been very delighted about the quality of teaching and the overall service. My name is Alex Steinberg, I am a business consultant and have studied many languages due to my work around the world. I studied at Genki from March 25 to May 15, 2005 in an intensive one-on-one course. I strongly recommend Genki to you! The teachers are highly qualified, dedicated and warm-hearted. They have helped me to progress rapidly in my Japanese studies and ... view more made it a great study experience. I had a good feeling throughout the entire time. Genki has a fresh philosophy of teaching and effectively responds to the individual needs of the student in a very flexible way! Beyond the course work, Genki has provided me with great additional help, such as finding an apartment, dealing with the landlord, and even introducing me to local people, so that I would have more practice to speak Japanese. Further Genki has given me much practical help such as finding my way around the city, running all sorts of errands and other interesting activities.
Genki is optimally located in the center of Fukuoka, allowing easy access to coffee shops, restaurants, and many interesting places to hang out before and after class. Fukuoka itself is a great city. Having traveled all over Japan, and having visited most of the main cities I find Fukuoka to be the most beautiful, convenient and fun city. The city offers many great parks, tourist attractions and places to hang out. I strongly recommend Genki to you. You will have both a great study experience and fun! When I studied at Genki, I felt like part of a family!

 4  Michael Sushel / Verified User Review
I enjoyed this trip! Recommend it!