It seems to be difficult for students to set their own learning goal or find a suitable method of learning in Japanese language class. That means there would be a kind of difficulty in fostering their goal recognition because it is not easy for students to describe and write down about their living language in their own words. In this study, through examining the idea of Mikiyu Aoki and my own practice with high school students, it found to be obvious what kind of goal recognition should be fostered in Japanese language education, as follows; (1) Reflecting one's living language. (2) Understanding what language ability is. (3) Designing or producing useful learning style. (4) Looking forward to working activities in Japanese class or taking an interest in them. The actual state of students' goal recognition is rich in diversity. These points, which is the feature of goal recognition, are of the essence to make the most of the diversity of students in Japanese language education.