Education System in Japan

The education system in Japan is as follows:

Elementary School: 6 years – 1st Grade to 6th Grade

Middle School (Junior High School): 3 years – 7th Grade to 9th Grade

High School: 3years – 10th Grade to 12th Grade

College / University: 4 years


In Japan, it is mandatory to go to elementary school and middle school.

But it is very common to go to high school and college / university although it is not mandatory.

After high school, some people choose to go to two-year junior college, or start working. (^-^)

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