Considering the role academics plays in their future, you want to choose how they receive their education carefully. Fortunately, Japan is a country where you have a variety of options. Military parents commonly send their children to either Department of Defense schools, private and international schools, public schools, or they homeschool. Each option has unique advantages and disadvantages.
The links collected below include information that will help you in your decision, as well as advice on childcare and kindergarten for pre-school age kids. Whatever you decide, you children will grow up with unique and special memories having spent part of their formative years in Japan.
The Japanese education system: Similarities and unique differences to the Western world
Is a Japanese School Best for Your Child?
Why enrol your child in a local Japanese school?
Surviving Japanese Kindergarten (Yochien)
Surviving Japanese Elementary School (Shogakko)
Homeschooling in Japan
Home is where the class is: A look at the homeschooling option for military families
Military Homeschooling Overseas
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Home Learning (Homeschooling) in Japan
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