The present article aims to focus on the concept of "caring and sharing" in Japanese language education and to seek for the essence of the new direction toward "teacher development" from the standpoint of Holistic Approach. First, what sort of Japanese language education is necessary for school education should be sought for. Second, what type of Japanese language teachers students feel are outstanding and how they are effectively trained should be studied empirically. Our research shows that the characteristics of outstanding Japanese language teachers can be categorized into five: 1. cognitive mastery, esp. communicative proficiency, 2. teaching experiences and qualifications, 3. individual teacher's personality, 4. curriculum design and its assessment, 5. classroom management. The curriculum for teacher development comprises these five factors and emphasizes the growth and development of a teacher as a person in particular.