New interactive workshops mix Japanese pop culture and language learning

July 23 - July 27

Japanese Language and Media Institute (JLMI), which is under the umbrella of one of the leading schools in Tokyo for professional visual media translators, has announced a new series of workshops where students can interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time. This series is slated to run from Monday July 23 to Friday July 27 at the Kyodo Building in Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo.


A Fun Series of Workshops Centered Around Anime, Video Games, and More

In this series of five workshops, students will have the chance to take part in and experience different activities related to Japanese pop culture and media. Each workshop gives students a chance to try their hand at something new, while at the same time giving them an opportunity to pick up simple Japanese words and phrases at the N5 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). No prior knowledge of the Japanese language is required.

The topics of the workshops are all related to Japanese pop culture and media, and they include learning Japanese through video games and attempting a simple video game walkthrough, creating English subtitles for anime using professional subtitling software, learning how to sing J-pop/anime songs in Japanese, creating a short video in Japanese using simple video editing software, and doing a voice-over in Japanese for anime – experiences you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Professional Teachers who Love Japanese Pop Culture As Much As You Do


This course is taught by a group of professionals who have extensive experience in the fields of translation and content localization who are eager to share their love of Japanese pop culture and media with students at the workshops. All teachers are bilingual in English and Japanese and have extensive knowledge of Japanese media and culture, enabling them to easily explain these concepts to students.

Introducing JLMI’s One Week of Workshops

Course Name: Japanese Pop Culture and Language Learning Workshops

Schedule: Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (one hour lunch break included)

Day 1, July 23 (Mon): Useful Japanese Found in Video Games

— Experience doing a simple video game walkthrough in Japanese

Day 2, July 24 (Tue): English Subtitling for Japanese Anime

— Have fun using professional subtitling software to create your own anime subtitles

Day 3, July 25 (Wed): Learn Japanese Singing J-Pop and Anime Songs

— Practice natural Japanese pronunciation through karaoke exercises

Day 4, July 26 (Thu): Create Your Own Movie Clip in Japanese

— Capture your favorite moments in a memorable 30-second video

Day 5, July 27 (Fri): Japanese Anime Voice Acting Experience

— Enjoy your first anime voice over in Japanese

*Classes can be taken as a set, or individually

Course Language: English (No Japanese knowledge required)

Target: Students with no Japanese language background, and beginner students

For more information and to sign up, check out our website at

About the Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA)

Established in 1996, JVTA is a school that trains professional visual media translators who create subtitles and voiceovers. In 2016, it created the Global Communication Art Institute, which teaches the skills needed to do global PR. Learn more at

For more information: Japanese Language and Media Institute (JLMI) which is part of Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy.

PR contact: Kobayashi

School contact: Nakatsuka

Phone: 03-3517-5607 (office hours 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) or email

  • Venue: 2F/3F Kyodo Bldg
  • Address: 3-2-4 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Date: July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 am JST - 02:00 pm JST
  • Map: Google map
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