About us

FZWC's mission is to share the rich tapestry of
Japan's culinary culture with the world

Frontier Zipang Washoku Class (FZWC) is a culinary school dedicated to providing exceptional instruction in traditional Japanese cuisine and culinary techniques. Our students have the privilege of learning directly from top chefs specializing in various Japanese restaurant styles, such as sushi, ramen, and izakaya.

FZWC conducts its Washoku lessons in authentic restaurant settings, all of which are operated and managed by PrimeTime21.Japan Co. Ltd. FZWC and PrimeTime21.Japan Co. Ltd. are both run under the leadership of the same president.

FZWC's Mission

FZWC's Mission

Bringing Japan to the world, blending tradition with the latest trends, and sharing Japanese food culture globally

As passionate artisans of washoku, we are dedicated to studying Japan's rich traditional food culture. While embodying the fusion of modern culinary trends with time-honored traditions in our restaurant business, we make earnest efforts to pass down these traditional culinary techniques to future generations through our NPO activities in Japan.

Our journey has been marked by a wealth of experience and a track record of success in our restaurant ventures. Yet, our exploration led us to a question: How can we better serve the global community? After extensive travel around the world, we found our answer in the realm of culinary education. This inspiration led us to establish Frontier Zipang Washoku Class, or FZWC, where we passionately share the heart of Japanese cuisine with the world.

The food industry is evolving rapidly, prompting us to reevaluate the traditional food culture that the Japanese have cherished for many years. To stay ahead of these changes, we are shifting our focus to the international stage, where we aim to offer fresh culinary experiences to those deeply interested in Japan's food culture. Our goal is to provide them with an exceptionally memorable and unforgettable experience.

Our Culinary Heritage

Our team consists of members with decades of experience in the restaurant industry, primarily in Tokyo. They have joined forces to open their own restaurants, each specializing in a unique genre. PrimeTime21.JAPAN plays a pivotal role in overseeing the operation and management of these restaurants. Within these authentic settings, Frontier Zipang Washoku Class conducts culinary lessons, guided by our team of professional chefs.

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PrimeTime21.JAPAN Co. Ltd.

Additionally, a decade ago, we established an NPO corporation dedicated to preserving Japan's food culture and traditional culinary skills associated with Japanese cuisine.

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NPO Corp. PrimeTime21.JAPAN

FZWC's Distinctive Features

PrimeTime21.JAPAN boasts a team of professional chefs with diverse expertise. We have the capability to dissect washoku into specialized fields, allowing FZWC to teach knowledge and techniques from foundational to the most advanced levels. All our lessons are conducted in English with the assistance of interpreters.

Our expertise extends beyond culinary lessons; FZWC can also provide valuable insights into restaurant management and assist you in realizing your dream of opening your own restaurant. Furthermore, our commitment to sourcing ingredients directly from local producers enables us to offer in-depth knowledge about food products.

FZWC's mission is to share the rich tapestry of Japan's culinary culture with the world. We sincerely hope you will come to Japan and take our lessons to savor the unique flavors and techniques of Japanese cuisine and foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of Japan's cultural richness in real restaurant environments.

Daiya Yoshikawa, Representative Director

Our locations



Yokohama is a historic port town, marking Japan's initial foray into opening itself up to the West. In other words, it can be said that Yokohama serves as the starting point for Japan's globalization. The Yokohama Archives of History is situated at the location where the Japan-US Amity Treaty was concluded in 1854, marking Japan's agreement to open its doors to the outside world.

Preserving a wealth of exotic buildings and townscapes, such as Yokohama China Town and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, alongside historic landmarks like Sankeien Garden, Yokohama seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements. The city also boasts a modern, futuristic side represented by landmarks like the Landmark Tower. This harmonious integration of traditional and contemporary tastes has made Yokohama a popular tourist destination, attracting a substantial number of visitors from overseas each year.

Moreover, Yokohama is highly accessible from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, just a 30-minute train ride away. Yet, it offers a distinctly different atmosphere from Tokyo, adding to Yokohama's allure.

Yokohama proves to be an ideal location for FZWC, whose mission is to preserve and share Japanese traditions, culture, and washoku with the world. As an illustration, Yokohama holds the distinction of being the birthplace of 'gyunabe,' now renowned worldwide as 'sukiyaki.' This Japanese dish originated from the fusion of Japanese and Western culinary cultures during the Meiji period, when Japan's westernization rapidly progressed.

link Yokohama Official Visitor's Guide

Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo Metropolis

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was formerly called Edo.

According to the 2020 Global City Indexes released by an American think tank, Tokyo was ranked No. 4, following New York, London, and Paris.

While Tokyo boasts a strong image as a modern, advanced city exemplified by landmarks such as Tokyo Skytree, it offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Japanese historical and traditional heritage sites and landscapes. Notable examples include Senso-ji Temple, the Meiji Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and the path of vermilion torii (archways leading to a Shinto shrine) at Nezu Shrine.

Furthermore, Akihabara is a must-visit destination today—the mecca of 'anime' and 'manga,' playing a leading role in spreading Japanese subculture worldwide.

As evident, Tokyo stands out as the only place where you can experience Japan from diverse viewpoints.

link Official Tokyo Travel Guide