Japanese Schools and Uniforms

Senior high school students wearing blazers
Senior high school students wearing blazers

Japan’s current school uniforms can trace their beginnings to the Meiji period (1868-1912), when Gakushuin (an educational institution for the Imperial family and nobility at the time) adopted Navy-style uniforms. Later, the wearing of uniforms became widespread with aims such as eliminating economic differences and heightening awareness of being a student. In recent years, Japanese […]

Senior High Schools in Japan

 1. Outline of Senior High Schools in Japan The Japanese education system is divided into six years of primary education and six years of secondary education (three years of lower secondary education and three years of upper secondary education). Of this, the nine years of primary education and lower secondary education form the compulsory education […]