Nihongo Connection

Who we are

Nihongo Scotland is a Japanese-language study club run by volunteers. Our purpose is provide an immersive study environment for all.


In-person courses move online!


Company founder Jess wins the Scottish Samurai Award for her long-standing services to Japan and Scotland


Jess leaves her job at the Consulate General of Japan to dedicate herself full-time to Japanese language education, and the Japanese-language community in Edinburgh and beyond.


First JLPT Bootcamp takes place, with the support of JETAA Scotland and the University of Edinburgh


Nihongo Connection Founder Jess started a Japanese conversation club called "Nihongo Scotland". Japanese friends heard what Jess was doing, and came along to support the group on their journey to fluency.