About e-learning courses

  • AThe eSUN course is for acquiring Japanese communication competence through learning listening & speaking skills as well as understanding the mechanics and mindsets of the language. The eSUN-Yomikaki course is for studying the Japanese writing system.

  • ANo, you do not have to take Online Classes with eSUN. It is an option. But we have added this option because we have received many requests from previous eSUN users who wish to have live Online Classes that are based on eSUN. We strongly recommend and we believe it is very beneficial that you take Online Classes together with eSUN.

  • A Since you already have an eSUN account you need to login first before purchasing the same course.
    In order to do so, please follow the steps below.

    Step 1. Login to Step Up Nihongo using your current Login ID and PW.
    Step 2. Click on the “Purchase” on the top of the screen.
    Step 3. Follow the purchasing process.

  • Ae-learning courses provide many speaking opportunities. It is best to use a headset with a microphone.

  • APlease use the Level Check tool to determine your level before you decide to purchase.

    Level Check tool

About Online classes

Technical Problems

How to Login

  • AFirst please reopen your web browser and access www.stepupnihongo.com
    Please type in your ID and PW. In many occasions the letters “o” “2” are mistaken as the numbers “0” and “z”. If you still have problems please send an email to our support team.


  • AIf you have forgotten your PW, please click on “I forgot my password” in the Login page and fill in the necessary items. Once submitted, you will be able to login with your newly created password.