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Private Tutors

Welcome to our database of Private Tutors of Japanese in the UK. Users can search for a tutor by clicking on the regions listed below. Tutors wishing to register their details on this database should submit a Private Japanese Tutor form. To allow us to keep our records as up to date as possible please inform us of any incorrect information or if any of your details change.

By default, tutors are listed according to the date they registered, with the newest tutors at the top.

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Please note:
  • the Japan Foundation London cannot recommend any particular teacher(s), and the Japan Foundation London does not endorse tutors on the list. Students should contact the individual teachers to ensure that their needs can be met.
  • the Japan Foundation London provides this list as a service to the public. We cannot take any responsibility for any damages and/or inconveniences of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within our website. If your details are listed on this page and you receive any suspicious or malicious e-mails or phone calls, we encourage you to contact the appropriate authorities.

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Name: Naoko Cahney
Location: Online
Email: naokocaheny[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to intermediate

I am originally from Kumamoto and based in the North West of Ireland. I have been teaching Japanese to secondary school students and adults for many years. Since the pandemic, I have been teaching online using zoom and other digital learning tools. Currently, I am teaching intensive JLPT N5 and N4 online lessons. The lessons are for the people who are planning to take the JLPT N5 and N4 next year. If you are interested in these lessons, please email me. I look forward to hearing from you!


Name: Ms Yoko Suto-Murphy
Location: County Down, Belfast area / Online
Email: yoko.sutomurphy[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to intermediate, All age

Teaching/lecturing Japanese language face to face, and online. The courses are suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced, and will explore Japanese culture as well as the language. Creation of Japanese language teaching curriculum for communication, JLPT exam preparation, business Japanese and honorific language study