Incoming International Students KIT JLP Summer 2020 Guidebook

Welcome to KIT JLP Summer 2020!

About KIT JLP Summer 2020
Program Overview

Hello and welcome to KIT Japanese Language Program (JLP) Summer 2020! This program is offered as a part of the student exchange agreements between KIT and its sister schools. It aims to give them rich experience in 1) improving communication skills in Japanese language and 2) understanding Japanese culture and society through lectures and cultural programs.


Applicants must be enrolled in one of the KIT’s sister schools and apply through its international office. Students in any major can apply. Participants will be placed in one of three courses listed below, based on the results of a placements exam on the first day of the program.

Japanese Communication I for novice learners

Japanese Communication II for novice-high to intermediate learners

Japanese Communication III for intermediate-high to advanced learners

Courses and Credits to be awarded

Participants are enrolled in one of the three 4-credit language courses listed in the previous section and in another 4-credit culture course, Japanese Seminar. Those who complete both courses will be given a certificate and granted 8 credits from KIT.


KIT JLP Summer 2020 starts from June 8th to July 17th.


KIT will provide a free pickup service at 14:00 on June 8th. We will meet the students outside the JR and Shinkansen gates of Kanazawa station (see below). The room key is given to each student upon arrival.

Kanazawa Station Map

We strongly recommend you to plan your travel itinerary to catch this free ride for your safety and relief. However, for those who cannot use our free ride by any possibility, please come to our “KIT International Community House” (i.e. building 47, see below for the location) by themselves between 10:00 and 15:00 using public transportation services (see How to get to Kanazawa).

Please input the following address if you use navigation to come to Bldg. 47:
13-10 Takahashi-machi, Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921-8811, Japan


DO NOT send any baggage to this address. NO staff stays here to receive it, and sending your baggage here may result in lost baggage.

Room check-in date June 8th
-use a free pick up service at 14:00 am
at JR Kanazawa station (recommended)
-come to KIT International Community House by yourself sometime
between 10:00 am to 15:00 pm
Living orientation June 9th
Opening ceremony June 10th
Welcome party & Placement test June 10th
lauguage Exchange Camp (overnight) June 13th - 14th
Closing ceremony & Farewell Party July 16th
Room checkout time 9:00 am, July 17th
Faculty and Staff
Program Faculty
Kiyomi Fujii
Brent Wright
Etsuko Inoguchi

Name Title
Kazunori Kugo Director, International Program Office
Sanae Komori Section Manager, Exchange Program Section
Shizu Fujimura Staff, Exchange Program Section
Yumi Miyazaki Staff, Exchange Program Section
Sachiko Fukami Staff, Exchange Program Section
Contact us

Please contact below for any inquiries.