What is Japanese-style Education ?

In the field of education, Japan has a lot of potential to contribute to the world. Some examples of the strengths of Japanese education include:

  1. Primary and secondary education system that builds excellent academic skills as well as disciplined living habits
  2. High quality math and science education
  3. Effective industrial human resource development system
  4. Advanced utilization of ICT in education


“Japanese-style education from the viewpoint of teachers ―Holistic education approach with Solid academic ability, Rich humanity and a Healthy body― ”


This video introduces the characteristics of Japanese education from the viewpoint of teachers.

“Japanese-style education – One day of elementary school students in Japan-“

This animation video introduces Japanese-style education at elementary school level. Videos with subtitles in other languages (Thai, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Indonesian, Vietnamese) are available below.


This pamphlet introduces basic education in Japan with illustrations and pictures.

This leaflet introduces the characteristics of Japanese-style education from the viewpoint of teachers.

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