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services for under-18s

  • Support
  • Services for minors

We are happy to accept students under 18 to study with us, with or without parental/guardian supervision. We provide several services to ensure that minors are safe and secure during their stay with us.

We accept students from 14 years of age and up at Fukuoka and Kyoto, and 16 years and up at Tokyo. Students under 18 who wish to come from abroad to study at GenkiJACS must also send their parent or guardian's signature when confirming their application, as proof of parental approval.
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Airport pickup

A representative from the school or accommodation will be waiting at the airport to pick the student up from his/her flight and take him/her to the accommodation by public transportation. There is a charge for this which amount depends on the school location.


Unaccompanied Minor Services (by airlines)

For the flights to Japan, many airlines offer an Unaccompanied Minor service, a paid service where a staff member will take the student between flights if they have transfers, and make sure the student is handed over to the school representative at the Japanese Airport of arrival. Generally this service is only required for students under 15. Ask your airline for more details!


Only homestays or designated dormitories

We only allow students under 18 to stay in a homestay with a Japanese family, or one of our designated dormitories which offer special services for under-18s.



A school counsellor is available Monday through Friday. We provideoptional sessions, to ensure that the student is adjusting to life in Japan, classes, and life with the homestay family.


Weekly reports

For parents who require it, we provide weekly updates on student progress, including information on academic achievement, interactions with the host family, activities that week, and our observations.


Emergency contact numbers

We offer a 24-hour emergency contact number that can be used by the student him/herself or parents calling from overseas, in the event of an emergency.


SIM card rentals

We can recommend rental SIM providers that allow minors to contract with them. Please check out our Wifi/SIM page for more information.



As we are a small school, all teachers and students know each other, so minors are well supervised during their time in school, and can feel that they are in a safe and welcoming environment.



Japan is famous for the friendliness of its residents, and has a very low crime rate compared to most other parts of the world.

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About Us

Accredited and award-winning Japanese school in Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Nagoya. Learn real-world, communicative Japanese in small, intimate classes. Kickstart the journey of a lifetime in Japan, or bring your existing skills to new levels.

Head Office

Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013,

+81 (0)92 472 0123

Tokyo School

Hanazono Bldg 1BF, Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022,

+81 (0)3 6457 3554

Kyoto School

Hayashi Bldg 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri), 454-1,
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi 600-8025,

+81 (0)75-353-0003


Meieki-Nagata Bldg 4F, Meieki 3-26-19, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0002,

+81 (0)52-433-3152