Professional Teacher
Over 12 years, more than 10,000 hours of lessons and teaching experience to more than 1,000 students
From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (18:20 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Jan 27, 2022
Interest topicFilms & TV SeriesTravelGaming
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
146 lessons completed
USD 25.00+
Basic Japanese for Elementary Level(Minna no Nihongo Lesson 1 - 50)
A1 -  B1


2,204 lessons completed
USD 31.00+
B1 -  B2


272 lessons completed
USD 31.00+
Conversation practice(not free talk.)
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

157 lessons completed
USD 29.00
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

54 lessons completed
USD 26.00


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271 Reviews

112 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
199 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
6 Japanese lessons
Thank’s to Sho, I was able to improve so much in such a short period of time. He is really patient and professional. His lessons are structured very effectively. He provides you vocab to review before class and has built-in reviews in the beginning of every lesson. Then, we jump into new grammar. Then, we practice using the grammar in guided conversation. He was able to answer all my questions, knew how to assess my level very accurately, and always came to every lesson so prepared. Best teacher I’ve met so far!😆
Dec 11, 2023
7 Japanese lessons
Always a great lesson with Sho! I really struggled this lesson and he was very patient, helping me through the material. I also appreciated his attention to help me to correct my intonation as I reviewed the material.
Dec 8, 2023
Andrew Penn
69 Japanese lessons
I cannot recommend Shou-sensei highly enough. I have been studying with Shou-sensei for about a year now, going through lessons 10-50 as I had a rudimentary base in Japanese. In that time, Shou-sensei has been nothing but patient with me as I fumble pronunciations and forget words. I am truly grateful for the instruction he has given me. In that time, I've gone from halting conversations with my family to a natural back and forth. If you're looking for a tutor that will bring his A game to every lesson, I highly suggest you book a lesson.
Nov 30, 2023
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