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Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute History

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Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute History

Takayoshi Ezoe teaching Japanese in 1951Takayoshi Ezoe teaching Japanese in 1951
1951 Mr. Takayoshi Ezoe (Current Foundation Chairman) begins teaching Japanese to Catholic missionaries at the St. Joseph Institute of Japanese Studies. This becomes the foundation of the CLC Culture and Language Center Japanese Language School.
1953 The late Ms. Setsuko Ezoe (Vice-Principal) begins teaching at the St. Joseph Institute of Japanese Studies.
1975 In collaboration with Mr. Takahide Ezoe, the Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute is established in West Shinjuku, Tokyo, with the objective of teaching Japanese to non-seminary students. CLC is designated as a culture center.
1976 Mr. and Ms. Takayoshi Ezoe begin teaching Japanese in Singapore.
1978~83 Mr. Takayoshi is appointed by the Japan International Exchange Fund to administer the Japanese Center in Singapore.
1982 SNG expands and moves to Takadanobaba.
1983~86 Mr. Takayoshi Ezoe is appointed by the Japan International Exchange Fund as Consul General in charge of Japanese Language Instruction in Hong Kong.
1985 SNG receives official recognition from the mayor of Tokyo. SNG is separated into two schools, SNG & CLC.
1988~90 Mr. Takayoshi Ezoe is appointed by the Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) as Director of Japanese Language Instruction in San Paolo, Brazil.
1989 SNG’s current main building is erected. SNG and CLC are recognized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education (Nishinkyo).
1990~93 Mr. Takahide Ezoe is appointed by the JICA as Director of Japanese Language Instruction in San Paolo, Brazil.
1999 SNG is approved by the Ministry of Education as a college prep school. SNG and CLC are approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as an educational foundation, forming the Ezoe Education Foundation. CLC moves to its current building.
2000 SNG celebrates its 25th anniversary. CLC is approved by the Ministry of Education as a college prep school.
2003 SNG and CLC merge, forming the current Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute.
2005 SNG celebrates its 30th anniversary.
2012 SNG introduce VLJ to beginner students
2015 SNG celebrates its 40th anniversary.