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Thank you for your interest in ESGVJCC Gakuen. We are a Japanese language school under the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center located in West Covina, CA dedicated to teaching Japanese language, culture and values to interested individuals of all ages and ethnicities.


Basket Raffle Fundraiser

Gakuen's Basket Raffle Fundraiser is on! The drawing this year will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:30pm. It will be in person at ESGVJCC so come see all of our spectacular baskets and join in on the excitement. Tickets are now available for purchase in-person during Gakuen hours, via email, and on the day of the drawing. Each ticket is only $2 for baskets that typically have a value $100+! Below is a list of the available baskets so far. If more baskets become available, they will be added on to the list below:

  • Assorted Gift Cards

  • Assorted Premium Japanese Rice

  • Beauty

  • Eatery Gift Cards

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Guitar

  • Hello Kitty

  • Home Improvement

  • Musubi

  • LA Zoo (One-year family membership)

  • Nintendo Switch (Accessories)

  • Outdoor Fun

  • Universal Studios Hollywood (2 tickets)

 Email us with any questions or to purchase drawing tickets. 

2023-2024 Gakuen Registration

Online registration for Gakuen's next school year to open in May. Please check back in May for more information.

Japanese Conversation Class Registration is OPEN!

New sessions for youth and adult conversation classes for the 2022-2023 school year are up on our website.

Click here for youth conversation.

Click here for adult conversation.

Looking for teacher's assistants

If you or anyone you know is interested in helping inside the Gakuen class and are able to speak Japanese, please get in touch with us. We would love your help!


Gakuen Partners

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