Japan is a nation located in East Asia with a rich history, vibrant culture, and a prominent global presence. Economically advanced, it is known for technological innovation, manufacturing prowess, and a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Japan has played a crucial role in international affairs, contributing significantly to global trade, diplomacy, and cultural exchange.

The country is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands. Its five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the country’s capital and largest city; other major cities include Osaka and Nagoya.

In terms of education, Japan places a strong emphasis on academic excellence and has a well-established education system. The country is home to several prestigious international schools that cater to the expatriate community and provide a globally recognized curriculum. These schools often follow international standards, such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), ensuring that students receive a well-rounded and internationally recognized education.

International schools in Japan offer a diverse learning environment, fostering cultural diversity and global perspectives. They aim to prepare students for an interconnected world by providing a curriculum that goes beyond national borders and incorporates elements of international understanding. These schools often attract students from different countries, creating a multicultural atmosphere that promotes cross-cultural communication and understanding.

Overall, Japan’s significance on the global stage, coupled with its commitment to providing high-quality international education, makes it an attractive destination for expatriates seeking a well-rounded educational experience for their children.

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NameNo. SchoolsInfo
American/ US Curriculum 1 Learn More
AP 1 Learn More
Australian Curriculum 0 Learn More
British Curriculum 0 Learn More
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 0 Learn More
French Curriculum 0 Learn More
German Curriculum 0 Learn More
ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education 0 Learn More
International Baccalaureate (IB) 0 Learn More
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP/IBCP) 0 Learn More
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP/IBDP) 0 Learn More
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP/IBMYP) 0 Learn More
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP/IBPYP) 0 Learn More
International General Certificate of General Education (IGCSE) 0 Learn More
International Primary Curriculum (IPC) 0 Learn More
Montessori 0 Learn More
Reggio Emilia 0 Learn More
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 0 Learn More

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