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. You can find the list of the International Preschools, Primary schools, and Secondary schools in Tokyo here.

What You Should Know about Japanese Public School Customs

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 to…

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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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Primary - Elementary School System in Japan

You may be wondering what children in Japan are learning in elementary school and how they spend their day along with what unique subjects are taught in Japan that are not found in foreign countries. In this article, you will learn about the subjects taught at Japanese elementary schools and a typi…

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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 Japanes…

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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 on…

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Learning Japanese Martial Arts – Karate, Judo and Kendo

Many countries around the world have their own forms of martial arts. Japan in this respect is no different. The most well-known forms of martial arts originating in Japan are Karate, Kendo, Judo, and Aikido. Each of these different forms of martial arts have different philosophies and goals that…

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Residential area for commuting International Schools in Tokyo

Many international schools are located in Tokyo and Yokohama. Curriculums, teaching philosophies, tuition, and size, are all contributing factors when deciding on the right international school for your child. Location is just as important a factor to consider. In order to find a property from whi…

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Learning to cook Japanese food

No Japanese, no problem—there are a wide variety of English-friendly cooking classes available throughout Tokyo that can teach you how to make all your favorite Japanese foods, from sushi and ramen to traditional home-cooked meals. General Cooking Classes in Tokyo If you want to make sushi, or…

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Studying Traditional Japanese Arts & Hobbies in Tokyo

If you have been living in Japan for a while and looking to pick up a traditional Japanese hobby, or maybe you have just arrived, unpacked your stuff and wondering what there is to do in Tokyo that you can't find anywhere else.  If so, we're going to share a few popular pastimes from traditional Jap…

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