Taro Taguchi
Washington, DC
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Taro Taguchi

Taro T.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a native Japanese speaker here to help you learn Japanese. My aim is to help you gain not only the Japanese skills but also the cultural awareness to help you navigate in situations in which you need to use Japanese. I approach my lessons with customization that is only possible in private teaching. I teach students of all ages who are able to take at least 6 months of my lessons. I look forward to making contribution to your learning.

About Taro T.


My name is Taro, and I am a Japanese teacher from Kobe, Japan.  
I first started teaching Japanese when the mother of a high school student reached out to me to help him learn Japanese. I have been teaching the language since then to men and women of all ages.  

Japanese is a language that emphasizes formality which is reflected in Japanese culture that values civility and order. Learning Japanese properly enables you to understand how Japanese people think and act, which helps you to enjoy Japan fully when you visit the country.  

My job is to help you learn the language the right way so you can get to the next level. In order to do so, I use curated material and utilize technology to maximize your learning process.  

I look forward to working with you, and I am excited to help you realize your goal.  


Material Used:

Genki I&II (beginners)
新完全マスター Shin-kanzen Master (JLPT: N4-N1)


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21 Reviews
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Taro is excellent; he's professional & thorough, and provides my son with a clear set of goals for the next lesson. Can't recommend him enough!

Posted Jun 16, 2021
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Taro really is the best instructor, and I highly recommend lessons with him for people of every skill level when learning Japanese! He has all the qualities you want in a teacher: he is patient and is always willing to spend extra time helping me understand difficult grammar points and cultural concepts that impact language; he is communicative and very responsive via email; and (as someone who took in-person lessons) he is an excellent host. I am especially happy with his lesson plans, which are extremely thorough and personalized to my specific skill level and goals—he was also quick to adapt them as my goals changed throughout the year. Every very lesson with Taro has been both educational and very engaging and interesting! Overall, I’ve been so impressed with Taro’s teaching methods, and with his help, I hope to pass the JLPT N2 next year!

Posted Dec 12, 2020
Lisellot M.
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The best online teacher. Responsible, respectful, always patient and on time. I recommend him.

Posted Dec 10, 2020
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I have had the benefit to work with Taro-San for more than a year and have grown beyond my expectations. Studying with Taro-San has afforded me a Japanese native's insight into the nuances of the Japanese culture and its language in a way that can only be grasped by interaction with someone from Japan. Having lived in Japan for a few years, finding a teacher of Taro-San's caliber was like finding a treasure. His ability to quickly and accurately adapt lessons as well as provide clear, concise, professional and well-organized instruction is amazing. His genuine character of kindness, caring and want of his student's language success is evident in every lesson.
No matter where you are in your Japanese language journey, I would highly recommend Taro-San as a teacher as I am confident in his ability to provide an excellent learning experience.

Posted Aug 30, 2020
Dan R.
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I have been taking these lessons for over a year and I’ve learned so much about the Japanese language and culture from Taro. He is an excellent instructor always ready to help me understand difficult concepts and is very kind.

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Ashley 아솨리

He is an awesome teacher. He makes lessons for the student as an individual. He is available during the week to answer questions.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
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Prior to the beginning of my lessons with Taro, I had little to no knowledge of Japanese, so I took weekly lessons for Japanese lessons for a little over half a year, and I am proud to say that I feel confident in my understanding of the basics in Japanese grammar and knowledge. He was excellent in adapting to my learning goals and ensuring that I received what I expected from every lesson. I was able to retain much of what we went over because the lessons effectively covered material that I can relate to my personal life. Taro is definitely my favorite teacher since he goes the extra mile and genuinely cares about his students as well as their goals. If you're thinking of beginning lessons and aren't sure where to start, Taro is the perfect teacher for guiding you to identify and reach your learning goals, whether you're a beginner or have moderate experience with Japanese!

Posted Jul 4, 2019
David H.
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First lesson far exceeded expectations. Can`t wait for lesson 2.

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Alva L.
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I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.

Posted Oct 13, 2018
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Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.

Posted Aug 8, 2018
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Taro is a great Japanese instructor! He’s constantly analyzing and reevaluating the best possible learning methods for each particular student. I’ve only taken 3 lessons so far but I’m quite confident in his ability to help me reach fluency in Japanese, so long as I am patient and disciplined 🤔😅

Posted Jun 25, 2018
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Taro is amazing! Just finished 5 lessons and I feel great about my Japanese. I will be signing up for more!
Taro is very positive and polite. He knows how to challenge me but at the same time keeps me motivated.
I highly recommend Taro to anyone who wants to learn Japanese!
Thank you!

Posted Jun 23, 2018
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Taro is a great teacher. Rather than simply expecting rote memorization, he uses practical applications to help you learn and understand the material.

Posted Mar 18, 2018
Gabriel Freitas
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Taro is a very nice helpful and professional Sensei

Highly recommended.

Posted Dec 21, 2017
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Mr. Taro is a marvelous teacher! He is very patient and kind. He works hard to tailor his lessons to your need. His lessons encompass speaking, reading, and writing. It doesn’t matter if you are new to Japanese or already have foundational conversational skills, Mr. Taro can help your Japanese skills reach the next level!

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Douglas M.
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Taro Taguchi is a fantastic teacher. He is highly knowledgeable, prepared, and always willing to help throughout the week. Along with being expedient in his responses, he is always capable of answering any questions clearly and concisely. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn Japanese. Happy to rate him 5 stars, and would give more if I could!

Posted Nov 14, 2017
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I really enjoy these lessons! English is my second language so I was little bit afraid of studying Japanese but Taro is helping me so much. His way of teaching is pretty nice and comfortable. I couldn't imagine that I can enjoy lessons as much as I do right now. However, Japanese is interesting and amazing language and I think this is great way how to learn it. Thank you so much!

Posted Oct 11, 2017
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Taro was very good and knowledgeable teacher. As a native speaker he provided a lot of helpful insights.

Posted Jun 16, 2017
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He teaches me eagerly, friendly, kindly and calmly. When I can't understand, he explains with English and Japanese. It's very helpful for me. I recommend to try taking his lesson.

Posted Jun 9, 2017
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Taro is a great instructor! I am learning so much.

Posted May 19, 2017
Efe F.
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Thank you for teaching me! I went to Japan last summer and I've been studying Japanese for my next trip. Taro has been helping me improve my Japanese. He speaks very clearly and he is really patient. He's a great teacher as well as a great individual.

Posted Mar 3, 2015

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Feb 2013 - Present

MZ Capital Management

Fee-only independent financial advisor. Advised clients on investment, wealth preservation, and tax mitigation.

Media Strategist
Apr 2015 - Sep 2015

Mentora College

Created audio-visual content which presented the English as second language school in Washington D.C. Established new partnerships with organizations in Japan and Colombia.

Research Associate
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012

Inter-American Dialogue

Helped construct an annual scorecard on Remittance Service Providers (RSPs) which increased the transparency of the money transfer industry. Gathered data on RSPs’ presence and payment points in Latin America and South East Asia.


M.A. in International Affairs
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012

American University

B.A. in Political Science
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009

Tulane University



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Nov 2016

The North American Securities Administrators Associations

Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination


Graduate Research Conference Winner
Nov 2012

American University

Distinguished Scholars Award
Aug 2007

Tulane University

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