PIJLC & NCF Offer Financial Incentives for JLPT Review Classes and 2019 Passers

PIJLC and NCF students can now avail tuition fee discounts and JLPT registration fee rebates for their July 2019 test date.

Through the Kenjiro Ogata scholarship, the first 20 enrollees for N2, N3, and N4 JLPT review classes will get 20% off on tuition fee while the first 10 enrollees for the N1 review course will also receive the same discount.

Currently enrolled students or those who took classes in 2019, may also have their JLPT registration fee rebate upon passing the JLPT exam scheduled this coming July 7, 2019. Students who are planning to take the said exam are required to submit their exam voucher by July 5, 2019 in order to be eligible for a rebate.

For complete details on how you can avail of these financial incentives, you may also contact NCF or PIJLC branches.

NCF Teacher Recruitment 2019

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language and Culture and Nihongo Center Foundation are now accepting applicants for Full-time and Part-time Faculty positions. Applicants should be a college graduate and have JLPT N4 and above proficiency. 

CV with photo
JLPT certificate (N4 and above)
College Diploma
Brief Lesson Plan

To interested applicants, please send your application requirements to kbiscarrancf@gmail.com by April 30, 2019. 

For more inquiries, email kbiscarrancf@gmail.com.

SEE: JLPT N4 Passers from NCF Hotel Nihongo Course

Six students from the second batch of NCF’s Hotel Nihongo Course successfully passed their Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 exam last December 2018. Here are the names and schools of the successful test takers:

  1. Maria Fenella V. Regala – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  2. Mikka G. Robles – Polytechnic University
  3. Gizelle C. Aguinaldo – Jose Rizal University
  4. Yomiko Albiño – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  5. Jerick P. Marasigan – Technological University
  6. Mark Joven B. Laderas – Lyceum of the Philippines University

NCF extends its congratulations to the students who were part of the school’s Hotel Nihongo Course last July to November 2018. The special pre-departure language training program consisted of 600 hours of classroom instruction headed by NCF Academic Adviser, Kenjiro Ogata-sensei.  The training course was a partnership with Ken Corporation in Japan.

PIJLC Student, Zoe Serrano, Wins 2019 JF Nihongo Speech Contest

Photo/Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila  [Facebook Page]

PIJLC and NCF extend their congratulations to Ms. Zoe Agatha M. Serrano for emerging as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 Nihongo Speech Contest held last February 28 at Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Ms. Serrano’s speech “私がダイエットから学んだこと” (What I Learned from Dieting) bested other participants in the Open Division of the annual speech contest hosted by Japan Foundation Manila. Other divisions included Student, Non-student, and Special Jury Award.

Ms. Serrano was a former student at PIJLC and took the school’s N1 review class for 6 months under Kenjiro Ogata-sensei. She was also last year’s Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Kake Speech Contest.

The Nihongo Speech Contest is part of the annual Nihongo Fiesta event spearheaded by Japan Foundation Manila. Grand Prize winners receive an all-expenses-paid, week-long study tour in Japan, while all other qualified contestants receive consolation prizes.



46th Nihongo Speech Contest Complete List of Winners



NOTICE: Office Relocation (Makati Branch)

(Updated as of December 15, 2018, 2:05PM)

Starting January 2019, all ongoing and upcoming classes will be held at Electra House Building.

Please be informed that starting December 17, 2018 (Monday) the PJFF and NCF Admin office will be at the Electra House Building.

Address: 6th Floor Electra House Building, 115-117 Esteban street corner Rufino Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.


1.) Please open link below for map directions on how to go to Electra house building.

2.) Click DIRECTIONS to find ways on how to locate Electra House building from your point of origin.

3.) Select your most preferred mode of transportation and you should be able to find the new PJFF and NCF Makati branch location.

We are excited to show better facilities to our students!

See you there!

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