Japanese Language Club for Foreigners and Japanese

*Nihongo Hiroba*
(Adult foreigners and Japanese)

This is a gathering place for people who have studied Japanese and who want to improve their Japanese while participating in conversations and cultural exchanges.

The following people are welcome to join us.

・ I want a place to use the Japanese that I learned in Japanese language class
・ I want to see if people can understand my Japanese
・ I want to make more friends
・ I came to Japan, but I have no one to talk to
・ I want to plan and operate “Nihongo Hiroba”

There is an “Online Hiroba” by Zoom and a “Face-to-face Hiroba” at the association salon.

* In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the Face-to-Face Classroom, we limit the number of students and maintain an attendance register. The participants are asked to refrain from eating and drinking in the room. Also, they are asked to check their body temperature, wear a mask, and disinfect their hands. We kindly ask for your cooperation in this matter.

Date and time

Monday, Thursday 1 pm to 3 pm

“Face-to-Face Hiroba” has a capacity of 10 people (excluding staff).
“Online Hiroba” has no set participant limits.


FIRA Salon

3-9 Minami-honcho, Funabashi City. Next to “Sanei Aviation Service” https://sanei-as.com

map of FIRA and Salon


Funabashi International Relations Association Membership Fee
2000 yen(Once a year, valid from April to March of the following year.) * Student membership fee: 1000 yen. For those who are attending high school, vocational school, junior college, university, graduate school.

Please read the terms and conditions of the association.
Terms and conditions (PDF)

About refunds

Please note that once the membership fee has been paid, it is non-refundable.

Durations and Periods

Class durationApplication period
April to JuneFebruary 10th to March 9th
July to SeptemberMay 10th to June 9th
October to DecemberAugust 10th to September 9th
January to MarchNovember 10th to December 9th

* Even if you participate once, please be sure to apply once every three months. We accept applications for new people every three months so that many can participate.

Flow from application to attendance

Select the course you want to apply for from the course table.
Fill out and send the application form.
A notification for the receipt of the application form will be sent by email.
You will be sent a payment number along with instructions by email.
Pay at a convenience store (Lawson or Family Mart) (within 10 days from the application).
Your payment confirmation, attendance notification, and Zoom ID will be sent by email.
Download Zoom and join.

Confirm the application form

Check the mark of the class you want to study

Choose either face-to-face or online on Mondays and Thursdays

* Please be careful not to mistake onsite or online as you will apply with the mark.
* Please set the settings of your computer or smartphone so that you can receive emails from firasystem@gmail.com. If you have junk e-mail settings or rejection settings, you will not receive important confirmation e-mails. If you do not receive the automatic reply or payment instruction email and you do not pay, your application will be invalid.