Japan Foundation Survey on Japanese Language Education Institutions 2015

Every three years, the Japan Foundation conducts a worldwide survey of institutions which teach the Japanese language. This includes Japanese-teaching public schools, private schools, non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, and more. The global results will be available soon at the Japan Foundation Headquarters website. The main website will also feature a free database of schools which answered the 2015 JF Survey. The 2012 database is still available here.

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) conducted the survey for the United States. Please click the link below to download the official report of the results.

The Japan Foundation Survey on Japanese Language Education Institutions 2015: U.S. Data (PDF: 2.2KB)

In the U.S., the number of learners increased by 9.7% since 2012, with a total of 170,998 individuals.

Number of Learners

170,998

9.7% increase since 2012 survey (155,939)

Number of Institutions

1,462

0.9% increase since 2012 survey (1,449)

Number of Teachers

3,894

8.8% decrease since 2012 survey (4,270)