Our Mission

We exist to advance the Japanese language proficiency of Filipinos by creating a challenging conducive learning environment through the continuous development of training programs that allow each individual having differences in learning styles, time availability, and financial capability.

Our Vision

To be the leading Japanese Language School in the Philippines that will cater to all Japanese language-related needs and services ~ preferred by clients, referred by professionals and recognized by the experts.

Our Strengths

UNMEI is characterized as a passionate drive for EXCELLENCE of the leadership. The faculty has been well-trained to teach Nihongo the "Unmei Way"- combination of excellence, empathy and equality. UNMEI consists of officers and staff that came from a roster of young professionals with varied working expertise and experience and fresh ideas. UNMEI has a high visibility in the world wide web (online presence). UNMEI has a very conducive and highly-secured learning environment and is the center location at the heart of the Ortigas business district accessible from the north (MRT) and south (LRT) railways, buses and other modes of transportation.

Our History

Unmei Nihongo Tutorial Center derived its name from the Japanese word "unmei" which means "Destiny". The Japanese generally believes that nothing that happens in life is accidental. The concept of destiny dictates that things happen for a greater purpose and when one discover such purpose, everything falls into place as pre-planned. In the same way, UNMEI's business is to be of service to those who are destined to be its clients. The UNMEI concept was borne out of the need of Filipino students for quality yet affordable Nihongo tutorial service that fits to their present way of living. UNMEI was founded by passionate Nihongo students and teacher Who have one thing in common - A deep sense of commitment to uplifting the Filipino's Japanese language proficiency.

Fast-paced modern living makes formal, long-term language learning UNAFFORDABLE in terms of TIME and MONEY. On April 2009, the "UNMEI" concept was borne. The aim is to answer to the need of Filipino students for QUALITY and AFFORDABLE Nihongo tutorial and training services. A PASSION for the Japanese language and a DEEP SENSE OF COMMITMENT to uplifting the Filipinos' Japanese language proficiency resulted in the creation of UNMEI NIHONGO TUTORIAL CENTER.On July 8 the same year we, UNMEI started its first class of 5 students in L.E.A.R.N. Tutorial Center in Maginhawa St. UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. On September 5, 2009 UNMEI met with the Board of Directors of Solution Quest International Corporation (SQI), a software solutions development and marketing company to discuss possible linkages. On March 8, 2010 UNMEI underwent its first move for expansion and transferred to a bigger place in OMM-CITRA, also in Ortigas. That same month, the JLPT results came out and UNMEI garnered a 100% passing rate for that batch.

For the following years, Unmei proved its high standards with a n almost 100% passing rate of its students who took the New JLPT from 2010-2012. On June 2012, Unmei was awarded Top Brands-Diamond Award as the "2012 Nihongo Language and Tutorial Center " by Quality Brands Philippines Committee. On February 27, 2014, UNMEI was awarded as the Best Japanese Language Learning Center in the 2014 Consumers' Choice Awards. The 25th Asia Pacific Excellence Awards awarded UNMEI Nihongo Center last April 27 as the Best Japanese Learning Center for the year 2014. This year 2015, Unmei received another prestigious award from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards for Business Excellence last April 11 at the Manila Hotel as the Best Company and the Best Language Interpretation and Translation Specialist.

Our Core Services

In order to provide:

  • Japanese Language training services
  • Interpretation and Translation services
  • Study-in-Japan assisstance services
  • Education to Employment services

Our Cherished Values

That are hinged on:

  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Dynamism
  • Integrity

Our Partner Schools

As testament to our commitment to quality language education, UNMEI partners with several Japanese language schools in Japan as an extended service to our students who are bent on mastering the language in its native country, or for those who plan to enter Japanese Universities. A required minimum number of hours of study in the Philippines is somewhere between 150-300 hours, depending on the purpose of study or the target place to stay in Japan. For a bird’s eye-view of our partner institutions in Japan, below is a list that have proven to be substantially effective in helping our students choose. Unmei’s partnership with these schools have served our past students well. Their testimonies can be seen in our Facebook page.

Partner Schools Contact Description
Tokyo Central Japanese Language School 1-17-1-7F Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0023
http://tcj-jp.com/en/
TCJ aims to build students into true international talents. Here you can experience a true international learning atmosphere with high quality programs.Welcome to TCJ, the 1st step to the international stage.
JCLI Language School Shinjuku Ward, North Shinjuku, 1-5-2, Sato Bldg 4th Flr, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 169-0074
http://en.jclischool.com/
At our school, with a rich history of over 30 years, we aim for students to be able to study Japanese in a school environment that is tailored for students. Our school has a friendly atmosphere, where students and teachers can communicate with each other freely.
ESL Lab Japanese Language School 2-57-1 Toriishinidori, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 453-0054
http://www.jsllab.jp
Hotsuma International School 4 Chome-20-12, Usaminami, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan 500-8367
http://www.hotsuma-group.com/
Hotsuma International School is located in Gifu City and Tokyo. Gifu City is near Nagoya city which is one of the biggest cities in Japan. Tokyo is the biggest city in Japan. It has a suitable environment for living and leaning. Gifu campus has a dormitory for students, where they can study comfortably. Hotsuma International School holds a variety of activities and events. Through these activities, you can acquire practical Japanese for daily living.
Osaka Japanese Academy 12-2-2 Nagaharanishi, Nagoyashi Hiranoku, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan 547-0015
http://www.oja.jp
Elementary Japanese I JLPT Level N5 Training Module I: Hiragana and Katakana plus Introduction to Basic KANJI and Basic Grammar; Basic Japanese Conversation I(reading,writing, listening, and speaking)
Alice International College 8-50 Enkoji, Honmachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Japan 921-8176
http://www.alice-japan.net
Elementary Japanese I JLPT Level N5 Training Module I: Hiragana and Katakana plus Introduction to Basic KANJI and Basic Grammar; Basic Japanese Conversation I(reading,writing, listening, and speaking)

The Measure of Our Success

To produce graduates who are Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) passers who can communicate well enough to apply this skills for the purposes of business, employment, advance study or living in Japan.

Students who are not just JLPT passers but who can also communicate enough to apply this skill for business or employment purposes.

2016 July JLPT Exam

The Next JLPT Examination will be conducted on July 03, 2015 | Sunday at the De La Salle University, Taft, Manila. The registration will start on March 09, 2016 to April 08, 2016 only. Kindly secure your test vouchers and read the guidelines at the JLPT Website.

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