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Learning / Playing Groups for Children

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Name of Group: Japanese Language Class for Children (Kodomo no tame no Nihongo kyoshitsu)
    Details: Supports learning, pre-school children, leisure activities (from 4 y.o. to 6th grade in elem. school)
    Venue: Nagahama City, International Cultural Friendship House “GEO”
    Date / Time: Saturday 15:00-16:00
    Inquiries: Nagahama International Friendship Association (NIFA)
           ℡: 0749-63-4400
           nifa_info@ybb.ne.jp
Name of Group: Hikone UNESCO Association (Japanese Language Class for Children)
    Details: Learning support, Japanese language learning
    Venue: University Satellite Plaza Hikone (Al Plaza Hikone 6th flr.)
    Date / Time: Sunday 10:00-16:00
    Inquiries: Hikone UNESCO Association
           ℡:0749-24-7974
Name of Group: World Amigo Club
    Details: Learning support, Japanese language training, providing a place where children can stay
    Venue: Omihachiman City, Kaneda Community Center
    Date / Time: Saturday 10:00-12:00 summer vacation (4x), winter vacation (once)
    Inquiries: ℡:080-3834-8095
           world.amigo.club@gmail.com
Name of Group: Kan-chan no chiisana ie (“Kan-chan’s little home” )
    Details: Consultations about learning, learning support
    Venue: Omihachiman City, Kan-chan no chiisana ie
    Date / Time: Upon request
    Inquiries: ℡:090-3708-3315
           srmq61299@nike.eonet.ne.jp
Name of Group: Higashiomi Amigo Kyoshitsu
    Details: Japanese language learning, learning support, Japanese culture
    Venue: Higashiomi City, Heart-pia Yokaichi
    Date / Time: Saturday 14:00-16:00
    Inquiries: School Support Regional Headquarters (Lifelong Learning Division, Higashiomi City Board of Education)
           ℡: 0748-24-5672
Name of Group: Classes on South American Languages Camino Kyoshitsu Caminho Kyoshitsu
    Details:
    Native language classes:
    1. Spanish
    2. Portuguese
    Venue: Konan City, Mito Machizukuri Center
    Date / Time:
    1.Saturday 10:30-12:00
    2.Saturday 9:30-11:30、11:30-13:00
    Inquiries: Konan International Association
           ℡: 0748-71-4332
Name of Group: Camiyando
    Details: Japanese language learning, learning support
    Venue: Konan City, ERUDI
    Date / Time: Monday / Wednesday 19:00-21:00
    Inquiries: ℡:090-1338-3350 (Mr. Kise)
Name of Group: Club for Children “Tampopo”
    Details: Learning support for jr. & sr. high school, native language (Portuguese) training (mainly for elementary school students)
    Venue: Kusatsu City, Jinken Center
    Date / Time: Wednesday 17:00-19:00
    Inquiries: tampopo@digibo.tv
Name of Group: Japanese Language Class “Niji”
    Details: Support for children whose age already exceeded compulsory education to enable them to enter senior high school
    Venue: Kusatsu Class (SHIPS)
    Date / Time: from April to March Monday to Friday
    Inquiries: Working Support Association for Foreign Residents
           ℡: 077-561-5110
Name of Group: Hiyori-terakoya Otsu
    Details: Learning support, measures to be taken in passing an entrance examination
    Venue: Otsu City, Seta Community Center (2nd floor)
    Date / Time: Saturday 10:00-12:00
    Inquiries: hiyori_o2@yahoo.co.jp

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Educational Funds

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Are the educational funds ready for your children’s enrollment? If educational funds are insufficient, aside from bank loans, you can borrow money using the following system.
(Generally includes permanent residents, spouse or child of Japanese, spouse or child of permanent residents, long-term residents)
▲When availing of loans and scholarships, make a payment plan that will not be a burden on you!
 

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Enrollment Allowance

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Japan Finance Corporation (Nihon seisaku kinyuu kouko)
    (The length of study is generally 6 months or longer, educational facility for junior high school graduates or above).
  • Payment period: whenever necessary
  • Interest: with interest
  • For Inquiries: National Education Loan ℡ 0570-008656
  • Japan Finance Corporation (Nihon seisaku kinyuu kouko)
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) (Nihon gakusei shien kikou)
Special increase in student loan during admission.
    Increasing the student loan in the form of a lump sum on the month of admission. For those who applied to the “National Education Loan” but were unable to avail of it. (university, junior college, vocational school)
  • Payment period: after enrollment
  • Interest: with interest
  • For Inquiries: The senior high school where one is enrolled at, the school where one graduated from.
  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Special increase in student loan during admission
Labor Bank or Worker’s Credit Union (roudou kinko or roukin)
Loan system for the required fund during admission.
    A loan given until JASSO’S “Special increase in student loan during admission” is granted to the scholarship candidate.
  • Payment period: before enrollment
  • Interest: with interest
  • For Inquiries:  Kinki Labor Bank (Kinki Roukin) ℡ 0120-191-968
  • Labor Bank or Worker’s Credit Union
Prefecture, Social Welfare Council of Municipalities, Living Welfare Fund, School Entrance Preparation Expenses
Prefecture, (Otsu City residents should apply in Otsu City.)
Fatherless Family, Motherless Family, Widow’s Welfare Fund Loan

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Scholarships

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Although recruitment of scholars in each university is commonly held after admission in April or May, some universities recruit for reservation scholarships before admission. Therefore, you should collect information on scholarships as soon as you have decided on which school you want to study.
At the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), aside from “loan-based” scholarships (with interest and without interest), there are also “grant-type” scholarships for outstanding students who are in an economically difficult situation.

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幼稚園、保育所

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日本の幼稚園は小学校入学までの希望する子供を保育します。3才から入園の3年保育、4才から入園の2年保育、5才から入園の1年保育があります。公立私立共に保育料が必要です。
入園の問い合わせ
  • 公立幼稚園:各市町村教育委員会まで
  • 私立幼稚園:直接各園まで
保育所は両親が働いているなどで保育に欠ける0才から小学校入学までの子供を保育します。公立の保育所では、子供の年齢、保護者の所得に応じて保育料が必要です。
入所問い合わせ
各市町村児童福祉担当課まで

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Educational System

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The Japanese educational system basically comprises six years of primary school, three years of junior high school, and three years of high school, and two years of junior college or four years of university.

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Universities and Colleges

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Students who wish to study at a Japanese university or college must pass an entrance examination. The entrance examinations for national, prefectural and municipal universities include tests by the University Entrance Examination Center and tests conducted by the individual universities. Most private universities and colleges conduct their own entrance examinations.

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High Schools

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Students who wish to study at a Japanese high school must pass an entrance examination.
Eligibility
Those who are 15 years of age as of April 1 of the year of entrance.
Those who, in principle, have completed nine years of education abroad, or who have graduated or are due to graduate from a Japanese junior high school.
For information on entrance procedures, please contact:
School Education Division of the Shiga Board of Education Telephone : 077- 528-4573

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中学卒業後の進路

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Academic/ career guidance -What are your plans after junior high school? (PDF)

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日本留学総合ガイド

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外務省でウェブサイトを公開しています。

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Primary Schools and Junior High Schools

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Children of foreign nationals having a domicile in Japan are not obligated to enter Japanese primary schools and junior high schools. However, you can enroll your child/children in Japanese schools if you wish. Public schools require no tuition fees, apart from expenses for teaching aids and the like.
For information on entrance procedures, please contact
  • Public schools : Local municipal board of education
  • Private schools : The office of the private school