Study Abroad at TMU

Japanese Academic Writing Support

The International Center at Tokyo Metropolitan University provides Japanese academic writing support for international students. This program is intended to help international students prepare academic papers and reports by themselves in Japanese. It is not meant to provide guidance on the specific content of the writing. Supporting Staffs are all Japanese graduate students at Tokyo Metropolitan University that have undergone training. The location is Room 231 and 232 on the second floor of the International House on the Minami-osawa Campus. Please make an appointment beforehand (see “How to make an appointment” below for details). You may receive same-day support without an appointment if there are no prior appointments during a given time slot.

  • Location
    Mon. :Room 232
    Wed. and Fri. :Room 231
  • Session times
    1. 13:00-13:50
    2. 14:00-14:50
    3. 15:30-16:20
    4. 16:30-17:20
  • Clickhere for the schedule of open hours for 2nd semester 2017

How to make an appointment

◎ By appointment booking webpage “Coubic.”

  1. Access the following website:
  2. Open the “Book Now ” and select your preferred date and time from the session slots shown.
  3. Enter all necessary information, and click “Complete” to submit your “Appointment Request.”
  4. You will be informed by e-mail when your request has been confirmed. Please visit the room at the appointed time shown.

◎Walk-in session

Walk-in session is also available if there are no prior appointments on that day. Please come to the room 231 and 232 during open hours and make an appointment in person.

■■■Information regarding appointments■■■

  • Appointments can be made online until 12:00 noon on the preceding day.
    Note that the appointment requests made after the deadline will not be confirmed.
  • For a walk-in session, please come to the room in person during the open hours and make an appointment. (Your session will be scheduled for an available slot.)
  • Sessions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, with students making prior-appointments being given priority.
  • Do not forget to put your e-mail address when you make an appointment.
  • If you wish to cancel an appointment you have made, please go to the Coubic page again, from the email you have received, and click “cancel.”

【Session times】

  1. 13:00-13:50
  2. 14:00-14:50
  3. 15:30-16:20
  4. 16:30-17:20

Academic writing support sessions

  • Sessions are one-on-one. One session is 50 minutes, and as a general rule each student is limited to one session per day.
  • Advice on your Japanese writing (papers, reports, etc.) will be given orally in Japanese.
  • When visiting, please bring two copies of the writing (for you and your instructor) you wish to review.
  • You may not request a specific advisor.
  • Proofreading by a native Japanese speaker is available.

★If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment you have made, the session will be canceled.

★If you are unable to attend a session you have applied for, be absolutely sure to contact us.
TEL: 042-677-2030

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