Education & International Schools in Tokyo

Information about International Schools, Child Care, and Learning Experiences in Tokyo

As a parent moving to Japan with family, one of the biggest concerns is your children's education and the difficulties they will face when having to adapt to a different culture and language. Before visiting Japan, there are various preparations that need to be made regarding the school(s) you may wish for your children to attend. The information we provide should help put your mind at ease and make the process of moving to Japan all the easier.

Articles provided here contain information on international schools in Tokyo, child care establishments, pre-schools and information regarding English speaking Babysitting services. Other topics covered are Japanese language and culture schools, music and art schools, and English speaking Japanese martial arts schools (including Karate, Judo, and Kendo). These extra curricular activities offer a learning experience for those who are interested in Japanese language, traditional Japanese culture or those who want to challenge themselves by participating new actives during their stay in Japan.

We hope that these articles are of assistance in your search for schools and information regarding education in Tokyo.

Japanese education system and which school is the best for your child

You may wonder how does the school system in Japan work? When and at what age does school start? When does it end? For those in Japan, you may be trying to decide if your child should attend a Japanese school or an international school. Our guide to Japan’s education system will help you choose w…

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School Grade and Age Structures in Japan

The education system and structures vary from country to country. Here we have made an easy to understand comparison between the ages and grade structures in Japan and other countries. You can also find a list of what the ages for compulsory education in each country is and how to use that informat…

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Public Schools in Tokyo - English and Japanese Language Support

Current status of language support in public elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo Deciding to enroll your child in a public Japanese school may be a bit scary at first but is a great opportunity to have your child immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Some questions that may come to mind…

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What you should know about Japanese public schools

There are certain things done in Japan which may be quite different from the school customs you are familiar with in your home country. In Japan, children go to school alone (or in a group), healthy lunches are prepared at school, children clean the school themselves, no accessories are allowed t…

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Enrolling in a Japanese public school and materials you need to prepare

In Japan, children with foreign nationalities have the same rights as Japanese children. This means that if a foreign parent would like their child to receive a Japanese education by participating in the public school system, they can. It should be noted that foreign children are not required to…

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Yearly Activities and Events in Japanese Public Schools

In Japanese public elementary schools and junior high schools, there are many activities, for example an entrance ceremony, sports day,  class observation day, teacher's home visit and so on. In this article you will learn about Japanese school year and main activities. Japanese School Year Japane…

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International Islamic Schools for Muslim Children in Tokyo

For those searching for a ways to raise your child in Islamic environment while in Tokyo, there is a good solution. Within Tokyo there are a few International Islamic Schools that teach Islamic values in an Islamic environment while using an international curriculum. These schools also make it poss…

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English-speaking Childcare in Tokyo

If you’re raising children in Japan or will ever be in need of child care, there are a couple of things you should know. Babysitters in Tokyo Firstly, Japan does not have a traditional culture of informal babysitting as is common in some parts of the West (especially the USA) where you can pay some…

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Arts and Culture Learning experiences in Tokyo

Recently there are many classes and lessons in Tokyo available in English available for adults and children. These classes offer a great opportunity to experience new aspects of Japanese culture, new artistic fields, or new musical instruments. Most classes welcome beginners and are flexible as to t…

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The Best Way to Learn Japanese: 7 Savvy Strategies

So you're living in Japan and the only Japanese you know involves food names like sushi and tempura or brand names of electronics or cars. Some other expats may jokingly reassure you that you can get around with just saying "sumimasen (excuse me)" and "arigato gozaimasu (thank you)," but you can onl…

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