Professional Teacher
Over 12 years, more than 10,000 hours of lessons and teaching experience to more than 1,000 students
From JapanLiving in Funabashi, Japan (02:13 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Jan 27, 2022
Interest topicMoviesTravelGaming
Hello. My name is Sho. The most important thing to me is my beloved wife and spending time with my family. My hobbies are cooking and traveling. I have traveled to 30 countries (India, Laos, Cambodia, Spain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, etc.). I lived in Bangkok, Thailand from 2009 to 2021. I look forward to meeting you all in my lessons.

Japanese Lessons

Trial Lesson
130 lessons completed
USD 23.00+
Basic Japanese for Elementary Level(Minna no Nihongo Lesson 1 - 50)
A1 -  B1


1,661 lessons completed
USD 27.00+
B1 -  B2


102 lessons completed
USD 27.00+
Conversation practice(not free talk.)
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

135 lessons completed
USD 26.00
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

48 lessons completed
USD 24.00


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213 Reviews

88 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been studying with Sho-sensei for a little over a year now and have just completed all of みんなの日本語. With Sho-sensei's help and patience, I was able to take a pass the JLPT N4 in December of 2022. Sho-sensei is very patient and thorough with his teachings. After class, he provides the complete slideshows and forwards both vocabulary flashcards and quizzes for me to take and use after class as homework. His teaching style is very structured, which I appreciate as it ensures that I fully understand each concept during our lessons. I enjoy our little chats before and after class - its really highlighted where I started vs. what I'm now capable of doing with my Japanese thanks to Sho-sensei. I look forward to many more lessons in the future! Sho先生、いつもありがとうございます!これからも一緒にレッスンを楽しみにしています!
May 3, 2023
43 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I’m finally finished with the first 25 chapters of Mina no Nihongo. Sometimes I’m very hard on myself, as I still have trouble finding certain words or saying the right thing during my interactions with the people I work with (in Japan). But when I look back on where I was when I started, it’s crazy how far I’ve come. I’m so much more confident doing things in my every day life. I have lived in Japan for three years, but have only really started studying for the past five months or so. It’s incredible what a difference these lessons have made. My co-workers will speak to me in Japanese completely, whereas before they would insist on speaking English. I can speak clearly with my barber, waiter, friends etc. Even on days where I’m struggling to find the right words, I can look back on where I was, hardly even able to talk about the weather, and find joy in my journey of improvement. It’s crazy how much I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Thank you very much Sho sensei. Ganbarimasu!
Mar 30, 2023
Zach Cohen
123 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been learning with Sho-sensei for 6 months now, meeting 3 to 4 times a week on average. I just achieved the milestone of completing the Minna no Nihongo beginners course. This is been an incredible experience. Sho-sensei is patient, kind, warm, and a delight to work with. I could not speak or understand any Japanese at all at the beginning, and now I can have basic conversations and understand almost 100% of the beginner Japanese audio content I’ve engaged with. It’s amazing how much progress I’ve made with Sho-sensei in such a short time. I love the immersive approach of his teaching materials and lessons. It would be tempting to resort to English to try to understand things, but the immersion focus really sped up my progress. Sho-sensei is excellent at moving at a students pace and carefully using vocabulary and grammar that the student can handle. I will continue with him for intermediate studies and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to advance their Japanese
Feb 15, 2023
22 Japanese lessons
Sho-sensei’s lessons are always fun, but today was especially great. It’s the time when you feel all the lessons you’ve been studying coming together. It’s been amazing studying Japanese with Sho-sensei, and I’m looking forward to the next lesson.
May 31, 2023
41 Japanese lessons
Always professional and plenty of good materials to practise the grammar points I'm learning.
May 29, 2023
Brandon Hartman
12 Japanese lessons
Been feeling really demotivated with my daily Japanese studies and progress. At times, I feel like giving up on my hobby with learning Japanese. However, Sho’s lessons give me the extra push to continue studying every day and to making improvements during rough demotivating patches with myself. I highly recommended Sho’s lessons if you want to improve your Japanese.
May 25, 2023
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