About CHABASHILA & Our Mission


Japanese Language Lessons CHABASHILA is a group of professional Japanese language teachers managed by Amy-sensei. It provides face to face private lessons to people living in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan. All teachers here are certified and understands English.


What does CHABASHILA mean? ~Our Mission~

Do you like green tea? Look into your cup next time you drink. If you see a tea stem floating upright in your cup, it tells you that something good is going to happen. That tea stem is called " 茶柱", pronounced "chabashira". CHABASHILA is named after this. We hope that our lessons brings you good luck and happiness just like 茶柱 as well as achieving your goal.



Statistics of our students;

                            (May 2019)




CHABASHILA students' occupation and business fields;

Cosmetic firm , IT company, Financial company, Manufacturing Industry, Advertisement business, Consulting firm, Bedding company, Computer and Electronics, Shipping, Military Base, Bank, Researcher, Professor, English Teacher, Lawyer, Accountant, Casino Dealer, Professional Golfer, University Student, Priest, Scientist, Violinist, Composer, Underwater Photographer, Boat Captain, Architect, SE, Night Club Assistant, Translator 




Teachers in CHABASHILA


Lived in; Sunderland UK & Utsunomiya, Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama JAPAN

Has career at; Consulting firm, Japanese language schools 

Things she likes to do; Scuba diving, Motorbike touring, Horse Riding, Boat Fishing, and loves animals! 

Click here for Amy-sensei's YouTube channel and you can see her photos here.


Things she loves; Dance, music and travelling.

Message from Aoki-sensei; I am looking forward to help you learn Japanese so that your life in Japan will become an exciting and a fruitful one.

Click here for Aoki-sensei's Instagram.


She is also; A Saxophone player. Plays Jazz, especially Free Jazz at a live music club in Tokyo.

Things she likes; Fine art and photography.

Message from Naoko-sensei; Language is closely related to culture and lifestyle. I would like to teach you not only grammar and useful expressions but also Japanese customs and way Japanese people think.


Her favourite place in Japan; Kawagoe. 

Message from Nora-sensei; I love my hometown, Kawagoe. It always gives me power and strength. Kawagoe has many old temples and shrines. The most famous shrine "Kitain" was built even in around Kamakura era and those narrow streets that have pretty fancy shops which you cannot easily find have not changed it's facade over 100 years. There is also a very big festival known as the "Kawagoe-Matsuri". This is one of the biggest festival in Japan and approximately 1 million people visit every year from all over the World. Please visit Kawagoe. I am very happy to guide you around this fantastic town.


Her hobby; Yoga, travelling, playing tennis and to take a walk around Kamakura to keep fit. Also she has been getting into playing Mahjong lately.

Has career teaching at; Japanese language School for 10 years.

Message from Yuri-sensei; I would like to teach you not just sentence structures and grammar which you can learn from text books but also practical and useful everyday phrases.


Things she likes to do; Reading books, watching movies, swimming, taking photos and shopping. 

Message from Yumi-sensei; I have been working at a Company for a very long time so I know how things take place in "Japanese business scenes". I can teach you how to deal with Japanese business manners and customs based on my experience.  I hope that you will find learning Japanese is a fun task and also hope that you will get to like more about Japan through my lessons.


Things she likes to do; Surfing, Travelling, Cooking and Hand crafting

Message from Harumi-sensei; I'd like to teach not only the Japanese language itself  but also Japanese culture and history. I enjoy learning World history myself so let's study and have fun together!!


Lived in; several cities in Europe, Kobe and Tokyo in Japan

Things she likes to do; Travelling, listening to music, reading books and cooking. Especially Maki-zushi.

Message from Nobuko-sensei; I hope that you will have a fulfilling life in Japan through learning Japanese with me. Let's enjoy learning Japanese!


Expertize in; Beginners level, Japanese culture

Things she likes to do; Travelling, to take a walk around the Imperial Palace, listening to music and going to rock band concerts.

Message from Yako-sensei; Let's learn Japanese and Japanese culture together. I will support your dream come true! 




Our Staff


Nagui 凪さん

General Manager / Public Relations





Malo 麻呂


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