Community Tutor
From JapanLiving in Tokyo, Japan (12:18 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Dec 6, 2016
Hello! I am a native Japanese speaker and a professional voice coach. I teach how to pronounce Japanese clearly, appropriate intonation, and how to make a nicer voice. I have taught hundreds of students such as professional announcers, business persons who want to improve their presentation skills, school teachers, and others over twenty years I use various types of instruction methods. I teach from beginners to professionals.

Japanese Lessons

A1 -  C2


1,710 lessons completed
USD 14.50+
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Grammar and Making Sentences
A1 -  C2


171 lessons completed
USD 14.50+
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A1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

125 lessons completed
USD 17.00
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834 Reviews

188 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
My lesson with Yasu went well. It was also a reminder of why (in my opinion) it is so important to work with a competent native speaker. I know that many websites say you can learn a language all by yourself. But, I don't think that is true. I think you need a skilled teacher like Yasu. He has been very, very helpful to my learning/understanding of Japanese.
Jan 14, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
Teacher’s pick
1st class. Have you ever watched YouTube videos of a Japanese guy nitpicking foreigners' Japanese in a friendly way. It was like that which is what I was looking for. Almost all Japanese speakers tell foreigners that their Japanese is fantastic, which is really nice, but doesn't help us improve. So doing the pronunciation lesson with Yasu sensei was time extremely well spent in my quest to sound better. Thank you!
Feb 19, 2021
95 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
Excellent class! Today, we worked on 〜てください and how to conjugate the verbs to create sentences. I appreciate his gentle corrections and his patience while I try to pronounce various words in a natural manner, especially ください。I tend to rush my pronunciation, and leave out sounds, so I am grateful for this class. I will continue to practice until I can say it perfectly. I am determined! :) ありがとうございました やすせんせい!
Dec 29, 2016
14 Japanese lessons
This was my 13th lesson with Yasu sensei. Each lesson has had a similar flow. Yasu sensei gives me an NHK Easy News article to read aloud. I stumble through one sentence and then Yasu sensei nit picks every single incorrect element, multiple times until I approach a level of semi-correctness. In each lesson we get through only a handful of sentences, but with Yasu sensei it is not about speed, it is about quality. After taking a few of Yasu sensei's lessons I have started to find myself thinking and being more careful with my pronunciation with other senseis. I am glad I found Yasu sensei and I know he is having a positive impact on my Japanese speaking ability. 本当にありがとうございました。また来週
Nov 4, 2022
188 Japanese lessons
Every week I learn something new. He explains information in a clear and understandable manner. Yasu is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend him.
Oct 28, 2022
188 Japanese lessons
Yasu continues to be very supportive and encouraging. Sometimes, I am still hesitant and reluctant to try. However, Yasu is always reassuring . I am learning a lot in my lessons with him.
Oct 14, 2022
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