About This Guide
Life in Tokyo: Your Guide is a lifestyle guidebook published for non-Japanese residents by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs to help them begin their new life in Tokyo. From the moment you enter the country, this guide has all the information you need to live your day-to-day life. You will even discover advice from fellow expats who have been living in the city for some time, providing extra knowledge that is sure to come in useful. Let this guide kickstart your new life in Tokyo!
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In Japan, parents must have their children, aged 6 to 15 years, receive an education.
A facility to educate children from the age of 3 until entering elementary school, which supports mental and physical growth.
A facility to care for pre-school children during times such as when parents are working.
Accredited day care-kindergarten
A facility to educate and care for children, having both kindergarten and day care functions.
If you wish to enroll in a public kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, high school or in a daycare center, please consult with the following desks.
|Kindergarten||Local municipal office|
|Junior high school|
|High school||Tokyo Metropolitan Education Consultation Center|
*For other schools, contact them directly
Educational facilities for foreign children and students.
The languages used and curriculum will vary from school to school. For information on enrollment methods, contact the school directly.
In Japan, many public elementary and junior high schools offer school lunches (nutritiously balanced meals).
April is the start of the new school year in Japan.
At matriculation and graduation ceremonies in Japan, the parents all dress formally, such as in suits.