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EDUCATION

更新日:2012年4月12日

COMPULSORY EDUCATION【義務教育】

In Japan, compulsory education is made up of 6 years of primary school (6 to 12 years of age) and 3 years of junior high school (13 to 15 years of age). Most junior high school students go on to senior high school upon graduation. Some of them then go on to university. The school year begins in April and ends in March. Because education at elementary school and junior high school is compulsory, textbooks are given free and tuition fees are not charged. Each school provides school lunch, which students pay for. Foreign nationals are not required to attend school, but, if they wish, they can attend primary school and junior high school. For details, refer to the Kani City Board of Education (Kani-shi Kyouiku I-inkai)

PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL【小・中学校への入学の手続き】

  1. To enrol a foreign child in an elementary school or a junior high school, the child, his or her guardian, and if possible the person responsible at the guardian’s workplace are requested to go to the Board of Education together.
  2. What to bring:
    • Passport
    • Foreign registration certificates for the child and guardians
    • Guardian’s seal (if not used, signature)

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING SCHOOLS【学校を転校するとき】

1 Moving

When you change your address, please contact your child’s school and the Board of Education.

2 Moving to other municipalities

Please obtain a certificate of student enrolment, and a detailed statement of which textbooks were used, from the current school. Complete the foreign registration procedure at the Resident Affairs Division of the municipality you are moving to, and follow the enrolment procedure at the Board of Education in that area.