We support children with cultural ties outside of Japan in their Japanese language studies and other academic needs.
Name: Specified Non-Profit Organization（NPO）Plus Educate
Address: 〒470-1131 Aichi ken, Toyoake City
Futamuradai 3-1-1 Toyoake danchi 55 Tou, Room 107
(Monday – Friday 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.)
Representative: Akiko Mori
About our organization
The English word “educate” means “to train,” and it also means “to raise abilities.” Regarding children, no matter who the child, each has wonderful abilities and potential. However, to bring about the flourishment of these abilities, the surrounding environment is critical. The efforts of everyone as caretakers is particularly important. With proper education and affection, for those that continue to live in Japan, it is believed this can enhance academic progress or their choice of work, etc., bringing about a brighter future of opportunity for children.
We strive to conduct Japanese language and education services that does not vary with regards to differences in nationality, gender, religion, economic status, etc.
The meaning of “Plus Educate”
In Japan, school begins in April and ends in March. Elementary School begins when a child turns 7 years old. Elementary School is for six years, and the following Middle School is for three years. Elementary School and Middle School is compulsory, and essentially a child can proceed regardless of academic performance. However, upon graduation from Middle School, the individual chooses whether or not they plan to work in society. About 98% of the Japanese population attends high school. The reason for this is that in most cases a condition of becoming a “full-time employee” is that the individual has graduated from high school. To attend high school, an “examination” must be taken. The test is conducted in Japanese, and abilities in subjects such a mathematics and English are evaluated. Because of this, in the case of most Japanese people, when they cannot understand something in their studies, they either decide to put forth effort by themselves, or go to “Juku,” which is a separate place outside of school where study skills are taught to them. Individual teachers are hired to help the children study.
About the Japanese school system
Description of activities
In order to have children interacting in daily life in Japan as well as progressing in school, necessary Japanese language is studied. This is for children who have just arrived in Japan or for children who cannot communicate in daily conversations. The age range is from 6 to 15. For children 15 and up or for Japanese language classes directed to adults, if there is a group of at least 5 then we can teach the group. Please inquire further about this.
After-school learning classroom
We have a classroom where we support children who are in a Japanese school, but their homework or their studying is difficult for them. This support is offered to those children living in Toyoake City and who attend a Japanese school.
Regarding your child’s learning, if you feel uneasy or have questions, please speak with us. We will respond with actions intended for a solution.
Japan is a country that for a long time had very few non-Japanese individuals. Therefore, there is not always full understanding of non-Japanese. Also, there can be many Japanese cultural aspects that might not be understood by non-Japanese who have come to live in Japan. It is for this reason that we engage in cultural activities to deepen mutual understanding.
Because we are a not-for-profit (NPO) organization, our funds are not adequate. Therefore, donations and support funds are necessary. We are always asking for money for educational materials and for volunteer translators, child care and pick up/seeing off individuals. Let’s work together to help our children.
Please support us
You may contact us by email or by telephone. However, there are no translation services available, so please have someone that understands Japanese to assist in contacting us.