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*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice! We are also accepting applications for the July term.

SCHOOL INTRODUCTION

YDC was established in 1948 as a dressmaking school. Now, students can learn visual design, manga and fashion design. As there are many international students who come here, the school has an established support network to help international students with their Japanese language skills and life in Japan.

WHY USE GO! GO! NIHON?

WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

We have helped over 7,000 students come to Japan since 2009. Most of our staff have been language students at the exact schools that you are looking at, so we can give you first-hand information on the application process and potential issues.

HIGHEST CHANCE FOR ACCEPTANCE

Our staff are native English speakers, so nothing gets lost in translation. The schools use us to translate cultural and language barriers, so we can make sure your application for the school and visa is perfect.

OUR SERVICE IS FOR YOU

We are here to tell you all the ins and outs of each school and let you choose which one you think would be the best for you. Your success in Japan is our success.

School Features

Family Atmosphere

Due to the school's compact size, teachers and students are able to form close relationships. The pleasant and open learning environment means students can achieve personal growth while studying something both challenging and interesting.

STUDENT LOUNGE AVAILABLE

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.

SUPPORT FOR FINDING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

PART-TIME JOB SUPPORT

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

School Location

Yokohama

Tobe Station: located in a quiet area, but just one stop away from Yokohama Station. You can walk to the seaside urban area of Minato Mirai and get to Shibuya, Shinagawa and Ginza within 30 minutes by train.

Distance to Train Stations
Walking Time
Tobe (1 min)
Keikyu Line
Takashimacho (6 min)
Yokohama Subway Line
Hiranumabashi (5 min)
Sotetsu Line

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Total Design Department
Fashion Department
Manga Department
Comprehensive Japanese Department
Total Design Department
COURSE INTRODUCTION

By working together with local companies, students will learn everything they need in order to be a designer, including how to use software, what it's like to work as a designer, how to improve ideas, how to do presentations, etc.

Course Length

With Student Visa

2 Years

AVAILABLE TERM STARTS EACH YEAR
  • April

Total Course Costs

12 Months
¥1,093,000 in total
24 Months
¥2,016,000 in total

Note: If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Fashion Department
COURSE INTRODUCTION

Students learn how to make clothes in their first year. By the second year, the course is split into design and business, where students will deepen their knowledge and techniques. There are two big fashion shows held at the school each year.

Course Length

With Student Visa

2 Years

Available Term Starts Each Year
  • April

Total Course Costs

12 Months
¥1,093,000 in total
24 Months
¥2,016,000 in total

Note: Fees for materials are not included. Total cost of materials will depend on each student, but can cost between 100,000 yen to 200,000 yen. If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Manga Department
COURSE INTRODUCTION

Students create their own characters and stories. In the Comic Illustration and Children's Books Course, students create illustrations and picture books. This course is aimed at helping students debut as professionals, so students will publish a lot of their work.

Course Length

2 Years

Available Term Starts Each Year
  • April

Total Course Costs

12 Months
¥1,093,000 in total
24 Months
¥2,016,000 in total

Note: Fees for materials are not included. Total cost of materials will depend on each student, but can cost between 100,000 yen to 200,000 yen. If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Comprehensive Japanese Department
COURSE INTRODUCTION

This course is for students who want to improve their Japanese skills. In the Practical Japanese Course, students will learn business Japanese, trading and bookkeeping in order to help them find a job in Japan. In the Preparatory Course for college and graduate school, students improve their Japanese language abilities so they can attend colleges and graduate schools in Japan.

Course Length

2 Years

Available Term Starts Each Year
  • April
  • October

Total Course Costs

12 Months
¥1,066,000 in total
24 Months
¥1,982,000 in total

Note: If a student's attendance rate in their first year is 90% or more, there will be a discount on tuition for the second year. Other discounts on the tuition fee may be available depending on other conditions.

Student Demographics

China
47%
America
6%
Sweden
5%
Italy
4%
Other Countries
38%
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