elementary school

Experience the Japanese Elementary School at the Rokunen Yonkumi Izakaya in Tokyo and Osaka!

Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to go to a Japanese Elementary School? While a full-grown foreign adult may not know the experience, wearing a yellow cap on your head and a randoseru (backpack) on your back were the main points that we’ve always seen. View this post on Instagram 先日は友達の誕生日祝いしてきました⊂( *・ω・…

10 Surprising Facts about Japanese Schools. Daily life as a student in Japan

Japan is the land of many surprises. A lot of people describe the country as “different to what they’re used to” and many unique cultures and customs make it a fascinating country to visit. With the third largest economy in the world and with one of the lowest crime rates, Japan is well known for…

Randoseru: Once a Requirement, Now a Fashionable School Bag

When Japanese children start going to elementary school, almost everything has to be uniform, including the backpacks! Randoseru are large, sturdy backpacks which are traditionally given to children upon beginning his or her first year in elementary school. Randoseru is a term that has been derived from the Dutch word “ransel,” simply meaning backpack. This…

How is English Taught in Elementary Schools in Japan?

Education at elementary level provides a basic foundation of learning. It is when children are trained to acquire the basic knowledge and ability to survive a competitive society, which includes language skills and development. Learning English as a second language is increasing due to the demand of globalization. The English language is considered the universal…

Comparison of Preschools in 3 Different Cultures: China, Japan, United States

“Anthropological fieldwork at the preschools of three different cultures in reference to Tobin, Joseph Jay., Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa’s Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States (2009)” Prior to going on that “virtual fieldwork” by watching the anthropological videos of Joseph Tobin from Preschool in Three Cultures revisited: China, Japan,…

A Look Outside The Main Building of A Japanese Elementary School

Come on! Let’s go outside the main building of the Japanese Elementary School. Gymnasium (Taiikukan) Here is the gymnasium. The gymnasium is one of the most important and most memorable places in school because this is where the school ceremonies are held. The opening ceremony, entrance ceremony, and closing ceremony are held in the gymnasium.…

A Look Inside the Main Building of A Japanese Elementary School

Japan is a highly educated country. Its government invests a lot of resources on the education sector which is evident on the school resources and facilities. Educational institutions all over Japan are fully equipped and is, therefore, a very good training ground for schoolchildren. In this article, I will take you inside a Japanese elementary…

A Day at a Japanese Elementary School

How do the elementary school students in your country spend their day? What kind of activities they share and what they learn after one day passing in class with their teachers and classmates. If you are curious to know the schedule of Japanese children’s in the school, let’s take a look. Morning The first period…