New Principal

The Board of Directors of the Toronto Japanese Language School is pleased to announce the appointment of Yasuhiko Kajiwara to the position of principal for the school.  The appointment is effective from November 29, 2018 to August 31 2019.

The Board would also like to thank Principal Kajiwara for selflessly covering the principal position during the summer and early fall months.

トロント日本語学校の理事会は、梶原靖彦氏が校長に就任したことを発表いたします。 予約は、2018年11月29日から2019年8月31日まで有効です。


ボランティア募集 (2016-2017)

Ad 2016

3か月以上働ける明るく元気な方をお待ちしています。 までご連絡ください。

We are looking for bright and cheerful volunteer teaching assistants. They must be able to work for 3 months, and will gain experience teaching. Please contact for more information.

Classes take place at Orde St. Public School on Saturday mornings from Sept 2016 – Jun 2017, 9:30am – 11:50am.


Update 2019-08-20

Please note that this post refers to 2016-2017 school year is no longer valid please see newer posts for up to date information.

Dorothy Toshiye Tanaka, 1924 – 2015

Dorothy Toshiye Tanaka

Dorothy Toshiye Tanaka, 1924 – 2015 TJLS School Principal (1979 – 2012) and Teacher


With much sadness, we regret to inform you that our former School Principal, Toshiye Tanaka passed away on January 2, 2015.  Tanaka-san was the longest serving principal in our school’s history. During her 33 year tenure as Principal, she established the Okamatsu Speech Contest, oversaw the school’s incorporation as a Charitable Not-For-Profit school and the school’s 40th, 50th and 60th Anniversaries. She has grown the school from a small community institution to one of the most established and well-respected Japanese language schools in Canada, and at the same time has touched the hearts and educated the minds of thousands of students. She has passed to every one of her students and staff her curiosity to learn, passion to teach and her resolve to achieve. We’ll all miss her, and our thoughts and best wishes are with her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre or to the Toronto Japanese Language School.