cram school (juku)

Kspace Winter School Camp: A Fun Experience for Children!

Fun for kids shouldn’t stop during winter season. Everyone loves a great experience on Christmas. To dust off the boredom away, Kspace International School set up a Winter School Program for children ages 14 months to 8 years old. About the School Kspace is a coeducational school for children, has an all English curriculum and…

Failing Your Entrance Exams, A Ronin’s Hardships

Maybe you’ve heard of a “ronin” when learning about Japan. Normally, we hear the word in a historical context. Masterless samurai who roamed Japan in olden times. But don’t be misled by the use of the word Ronin here. Yes, Ronin are samurais without masters, but in Japan this word can also mean something different.…

10 Differences Between American and Japanese School Systems

1. Time/Vacation School in the US usually starts in August and ends in June. However, in Japan classes start in April and ends in March. There are less days off in Japan compared with their US counterparts. On average the Japanese spend 60 days more per year at school that the US. It is not…

Japanese Cram Schools, “Juku”

In Japan, learning is not an easy task for students. Even after school, they still need to go to another school to gain extra knowledge on their subjects. These are so-called cram schools which are also known as Gakushu juku. It is derived from the word “gakushu” which means “study” or “learn” and “juku” which…