Akihabara is a shopping district in central Tokyo that is famous for being a major shopping center for household electronic goods such as televisions, radios, refrigerators and washing machines. This earned Akihabara the nickname "Electric Town".
However, in the latter years, Akihabara has blossomed into becoming the center of Japan’s die-hard fan or better known as “otaku” culture.
Dozens of stores that specialize on anime, manga, retro video games, figurines, card games and other collectibles have dispersed themselves in the streets of the electronic store-infested district.
Other establishments relating to such otaku culture have also become popular in the area, namely cosplay cafes like maid cafes where waitresses dress up in French maid costumes or as other anime characters, as well as manga cafes, a type of internet cafe wherein other than having access to the internet, customers can read comics and watch DVDs also.
The connection of otaku culture and Akihabara has grown so strong that the district gained worldwide popularity for its distinctive imagery as the center for otaku culture.
Akihabara tries to create an atmosphere as close and similar as possible to the game and anime worlds that it piques the customers' interest so much so that some otaku even consider the place to be sacred.
What better way to explore Akihabara’s otaku attractions than to actually get to understand them in their native language. Learning Nihongo would enable you to no longer have the need to read translations, captions or subtitles anymore making your visit to the otaku center worthwhile
Jellyfish Education Consultancy (JEC) Philippines, a Japanese company that provides educational programs, is offering high-quality Japanese language training programs in coordination with Tochigi International Education Institute (TIEI). Not only will you learn Nihongo, but also about Japan’s rich culture and unique practices.
JEC Nihongo Class is open from basic to advance as well as classes for all Japanese Language Proficiency Tests (JLPT) levels and also for business Japanese.
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a standardized test offered twice a year by the Japanese government to measure spoken and written comprehension of Nihongo for second language learners. It features five levels of exams ranging from elementary (N5) to advanced (N1).
The Business Japanese Proficiency Test is given by the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) which tests the learner's ability to understand Japanese in a business setting.