NCF Teacher Recruitment 2019

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language and Culture and Nihongo Center Foundation are now accepting applicants for Full-time and Part-time Faculty positions. Applicants should be a college graduate and have JLPT N4 and above proficiency. 

CV with photo
JLPT certificate (N4 and above)
College Diploma
Brief Lesson Plan

To interested applicants, please send your application requirements to by April 30, 2019. 

For more inquiries, email

SEE: JLPT N4 Passers from NCF Hotel Nihongo Course

Six students from the second batch of NCF’s Hotel Nihongo Course successfully passed their Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N4 exam last December 2018. Here are the names and schools of the successful test takers:

  1. Maria Fenella V. Regala – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  2. Mikka G. Robles – Polytechnic University
  3. Gizelle C. Aguinaldo – Jose Rizal University
  4. Yomiko Albiño – Lyceum of the Philippines University
  5. Jerick P. Marasigan – Technological University
  6. Mark Joven B. Laderas – Lyceum of the Philippines University

NCF extends its congratulations to the students who were part of the school’s Hotel Nihongo Course last July to November 2018. The special pre-departure language training program consisted of 600 hours of classroom instruction headed by NCF Academic Adviser, Kenjiro Ogata-sensei.  The training course was a partnership with Ken Corporation in Japan.

PIJLC Student, Zoe Serrano, Wins 2019 JF Nihongo Speech Contest

Photo/Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila  [Facebook Page]

PIJLC and NCF extend their congratulations to Ms. Zoe Agatha M. Serrano for emerging as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2019 Nihongo Speech Contest held last February 28 at Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Ms. Serrano’s speech “私がダイエットから学んだこと” (What I Learned from Dieting) bested other participants in the Open Division of the annual speech contest hosted by Japan Foundation Manila. Other divisions included Student, Non-student, and Special Jury Award.

Ms. Serrano was a former student at PIJLC and took the school’s N1 review class for 6 months under Kenjiro Ogata-sensei. She was also last year’s Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Kake Speech Contest.

The Nihongo Speech Contest is part of the annual Nihongo Fiesta event spearheaded by Japan Foundation Manila. Grand Prize winners receive an all-expenses-paid, week-long study tour in Japan, while all other qualified contestants receive consolation prizes.



46th Nihongo Speech Contest Complete List of Winners



NOTICE: Office Relocation (Makati Branch)

(Updated as of December 15, 2018, 2:05PM)

Starting January 2019, all ongoing and upcoming classes will be held at Electra House Building.

Please be informed that starting December 17, 2018 (Monday) the PJFF and NCF Admin office will be at the Electra House Building.

Address: 6th Floor Electra House Building, 115-117 Esteban street corner Rufino Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.


1.) Please open link below for map directions on how to go to Electra house building.

2.) Click DIRECTIONS to find ways on how to locate Electra House building from your point of origin.

3.) Select your most preferred mode of transportation and you should be able to find the new PJFF and NCF Makati branch location.

We are excited to show better facilities to our students!

See you there!

NCF & PIJLC Welcomes Over 200 Guests in Open House 2018

Registration started early for this year’s NCF & PIJLC Open House as the schools opened its doors to over 200 registered guests eager to participate and observe in various language and cultural programs lined-up for the day.


From the morning, guests were able to experience how to wear a traditional Japanese summer kimono called Yukata, and try their hand at Furoshiki and Origami (cloth wrapping and paper folding, respectively). NCF teachers also gave beginner lessons on Nihongo with 15-20 people per session for the entire day of the open house. Companies such as FactSet Philippines and John Clements – Professional Staffers also set up their recruitment booths during the event.


The NCF & PIJLC Open House continues to attract a growing number of visitors especially for some of its much-awaited contests: Karaoke, Cosplay, Kana Writing, and Drawing contest.  This year, there were 9 participants in the Karaoke contest all performing popular J-pop hits and Ms. Melody Dela Rosa bagged the top prize for her rendition of “Kaze no Uta” by Minako Honda.


Participants for the Cosplay contest also showed up wearing their best costumes but it was Ms. Patricia Santos who received the most votes and won the first prize as the character Mistuha from the anime movie “Kimi no Nawa”. Meanwhile, Ms. Mary Grace Piojo was chosen as the top winner for this year’s Drawing contest and Mr. Sunny Mamaril, Jr. was awarded first place for Kana Writing contest. Towards the end of the afternoon, the school also held a raffle draw for the visitors.




Open House 2018 Winners

Open House 2018 Photo Album


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