Japanese 2 for Beginners

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Welcome to Basic Japanese for Beginners 2 !

Smile Nihongo Academy is a special program where you can learn Japanese online with support from a professional teacher.

Want to learn Japanese at your comfortable pace in your spare time?

Looking for lessons fun, engaging, and easy to understand?

Want a real teacher who you can actually ask questions?

Then, give this course a try!

Download the complete list of Lessons & Materials HERE

At the end of the course, you can request to have me check your Japanese!

Who is this course for?

This course teaches you the skills to communicate in Japanese in real-life situations. By the end of this course, you will know how to introduce yourself, ask for prices when shopping, ask for other's birthdays, check schedule with day or date, find where things are, and much more!

Each lesson comes with video explaining Japanese grammar in visually comprehensive manner. If you are someone who learns the best from visual aids, this course is perfect for you.

You can learn each topic step-by-step at your own pace on any device you have. (PC, tablets, iPhone, etc.)

You don't need to know Hiragana & Katakana letters to take this course.

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I’ve tried learning from other types of Japanese programs but found the instructor intimidating, the lessons presented poorly, the cost of the program expensive, and the support from the instructor lacking. I felt very frustrated and thought I would never find a program that I could really embrace and enjoy.

When I cam upon Yuko sensei's Smile Nihongo Academy online, not only was the cost of the course very reasonable, but I found her presentation of the lessons to be clear and easy to follow. Yuko sensei presents her lessons in a very pleasant and friendly manner; she makes you feel comfortable. I have been enjoying the lessons thoroughly and I am able to retain much of the lessons. She is very responsive to your questions and I do not feel intimidated to reach out to her, even if the questions have nothing to do directly with the course. She makes supporting materials available as well and these materials are well constructed.

It's easy to get motivated learning the Japanese language from Yuko sensei. I look forward to her continued lessons. I recommend Smile NIhongo Academy highly!


To anyone that is even remotely interested in learning Japanese I highly recommend Yuko-Sensei and Smile Nihongo for the best in Japanese language instruction. You will find the course enjoyable and a teacher that is very passionate and caring! I have studied with several courses on CD’s and books but this is by far the best way to learn. Yuko-Sensei is very willing to work with students one on one to answer questions and at times provide insight into Japanese lifestyle that can only come from someone native to the country. I am not only married to a Japanese lady but live in Kobe Japan on a limited basis and Yuko-Sensei has helped me tremendously in my quest to learn the language!

Will I get support?

Yes! Unlike many other online courses on the internet, you can ask me (your sensei) questions and I always respond to you. Clarifying unclear things is essential in language learning. I support you through the entire course so you will successfully complete it!

Looking forward to learning Japanese with you!

Your Instructor

Yuko Hanamure
Yuko Hanamure

Yuko-sensei is a professional Japanese instructor with an M.A. Degree in Japanese Pedagogy (Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language). She has over 20 years of teaching experience at colleges in the USA.

Her students say her teaching is fun, engaging, and very easy to follow. She is skilled at presenting the complicated parts of the Japanese language in a simple manner. Her students describe her as a kind, patient, and supportive teacher who genuinely cares about the student's success.

Why Learn Japanese Online?

Every learner has his/her own comfortable pace to digest new information. With online courses, you have the freedom to learn in your spare time at your own pace.

However, it's tough to stay motivated to learn when no-one is there to guide you through or answer your questions, isn't it?

That's why an online course taught by a real teacher is a perfect choice. It allows you the flexibility to go at your own pace and have your questions answered.

Courses at Smile Nihongo Academy are yours forever once enrolled. They are quite affordable too. You don't need to spend a few hundred dollars for a language school or paying a private tutor $50/h

Course Curriculum

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Yuko Sensei's online course is great! Easy to follow and concise; it makes learning Japanese fun. The best parts are the readings of original Japanese stories and also being able to email with any questions you have. Yuko Sensei always responds quickly and with thorough answers which have helped me with many parts I have been unsure about.

- Michael

I was so thankful to find Yuko Sensei's course! I have tried a lot of online courses to learn Japanese but they all seems to be so difficult, monotonous and boring to learn. But, with Yuko Sensei's courses, you'll immediately know it's easy to follow and fun to learn! She is also very supportive to her students. Just ask a question and she will respond back with lots of tips and encouragements! Where else can you get a Japanese course with a Sensei who is there to support you to learn? I highly recommend her courses! You will never regret taking it!

- Jasmin

The course, Basic Japanese for Beginners offered by Yuko sensei, is very easy to follow online. It covers all the basic elements from scratch to give the students a strong foundation to move on to higher levels of Japanese learning.

All the time, Yuko sensei is there to provide help and support. I definitely recommend you beginners to try this course at the entrance level.

- Bernard

If you want to enjoy learning Japanese and understand Japanese culture, choose Yuko Sensei! Yuko Sensei teaches Japanese in a very organized way that makes you feel accomplished every time you learn more, and confident go further based on a solid foundation. Yuko Sensei meanwhile is passionate to share the Japanese culture, which not only makes the class interesting but helps the student realize the way Japanese conversation shapes. I highly recommend Yuko Sensei's class to anyone especially the beginners; Yuko Sensei will grow the passion of learning in your mind, and you will rejoice for your unbelievable progress in Japanese!

- Angelina

I have really enjoyed my Japanese lessons with Smile Nihongo Academy. I've always wanted to learn Japanese, but taking a language class has always been challenging with my schedule. Smile Nihongo has changed that. I am a busy stay-at-home mom and I like that the program is self-guided and accessible 24/7. I am able to go at my own pace and repeat lessons as needed to ensure my comprehension before moving to another course. Yuko-sensei's lessons are engaging and fun! The cultural lessons provided enhance the learning experience, and you can feel the warmth and love that Yuko-sensei has for her home country. Smile Nihongo Academy is the perfect solution to learning Japanese for busy people!

- Merrial

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
There is no time limit to complete this course. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is this course designed for?
This course is designed for beginners to keep building up the foundation of the Japanese language at the pace they feel comfortable proceeding. You will learn useful expressions/questions in very basic sentence structures and you can still use them in real life situations. Each lesson comes with video tutorial with lots of visual aids. Regardless your lifestyles or circumstances, you can enjoy learning in your spare time with this course.
I don't read Japanese letters. Can I still take this course?
Absolutely! In all of the lessons, reading in alphabets are provided for Hiragana and Katakana. No need to be able to read Hiragana & Katakana to complete this course.