Hamamatsu Comprehensive Educational Support Center
Please consult the Hamamatsu Comprehensive Educational Support Center regarding applications for enrollment into a Japanese school, school guidance (an explanation of the school system in Japan), and education related matters.
*Support is available in Portuguese, Spanish , English ,and Filipino. (Please phone us if you need interpretation.)
Enquiries: 7F, Eastage Hamamatsu Office Building, 1-2-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi Tel. 053-457-2424
Information on Schools for Foreign Residents
Colegio Mundo de Alegria
A school for South Americans. Approved as a miscellaneous school.
9611-1 Ubumi, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
EAS (Escola Alegria de Saber)
A school for Brazilians in Japan. Approved as a miscellaneous school.
2-24-3 Handayama, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
3002-3 Tomitsuka-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
Association for Brazilians Schools in Japan (AEBJ)
The purpose of this organization is to provide advice and support to Brazilian schools in Japan for the good management of the schools and for the improvement of the abilities of their teachers and staff. It is also to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and Brazil through cultural exchange and provide information, and improve the international understanding of the children of Brazilians and others living in Japan. In this way, the organization aims to contribute to the realization of a healthy and safe society, and development of the region.
Link → http://www.aebj.jp/portal/index.php/ja/
Information on Higher Education
N-Pocket Guide on Higher Education
Website on enrolling in senior high school → https://tabunka.n-pocket.com/shizugaku
Guidebook for Entering Senior High School in Shizuoka Prefecture
Career Guide for Foreign Students (Published by Shizuoka Prefecture)
The guide includes the following details and is easy to understand. (A4 Size 10 Pages)
- Flowchart to help you find a place to get career advice (High school/ Employment)
- Costs and considerations before choosing to go to high school
For Brazilians (Published in 2013)
For Filipinos (Published in 2014)
*Created on behalf of NPO Filipino Nagaisa
◇Filipino (Tagalog) https://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/kenmin/km-160/documents/4tagalog-career-guidebook.pdf
A night school is a school for those who, for various reasons, did not finish elementary or junior high school, or could hardly attend school. Shizuoka Prefecture will establish a prefectural night school program by April 2023.
Link → http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/kyouiku/kk-060/yakanchugaku.html
Information on Scholarships
In Japan, education is compulsory until junior high school and is completely free of charge. People with foreign nationality may, if they so desire, also receive compulsory education free of charge. For people who wish to study at high school level or above, but do not have enough money, they can get an scholarship. The amount of money that is lent differs depending on the scholarship. There are scholarships which you have to repay what you borrowed when you graduate and start working, and scholarships which you don’t have to repay.
Scholarships for High School
・Hamamatsu City Scholarship (High school, university, technical college, vocational school)
・Shizuoka Prefecture http://www.pref.shizuoka.jp/kyouiku/kk-050a/syougaku/syougaku_top.html
Education Scholarship (For high school, technical college, vocational school)
School Funding (For regular and correspondence high schools)
School Benefits (For high school: full-time, regular and correspondence curriculum)
Scholarships for Vocational Schools and Universities
- Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) Link →https://www.jasso.go.jp/index.html
- Support 21 Link → https://support21.or.jp/needsupport/
Information on the following academic support classes run by a citizen groups that help students to learn Japanese, supplement their school work and study for high school. Please contact the Intercultural Center for details. Tel: 053-458-2170
Link → https://tabunka.n-pocket.com/gakushu
Study the Japanese Language
Click here for information on Japanese language classes.
Study your Mother Tongue
Information on mother tongue classes for children with foreign roots attending Japanese schools. You can apply through the Matsukko school.
Child Consultation Center
You can consult a specialist regarding what to do if a parent or guardian is unable to raise a child at home due to illness or various other reasons, or if a child is violent at home or has problems with delinquency such as running away from home, stealing or staying out at night.
Address: Ken Sougo Chousha, 12-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
Consultations on Vision Problems (for Children and Adults)
If you have any concerns about raising children with eye problems, their school life, work or the future, please call the Educational Support and Consultation Division of the Hamamatsu Special Needs School for Vision. Tel: 053-436-1261 (In Japanese only).
Child Poverty – Programs and Information Counters
Hamamatsu NPO Network Center (N-Pocket) has created a collection of links to consultation services to help solve child poverty.
Support for Children Who Are Not Attending School
In Japan, parents with children between the ages of 6 and 15 are obliged to ensure that their children receive an education. In Hamamatsu City, there are public elementary and junior high schools, private elementary and junior high schools, and schools for foreigners, where children can receive an education according to their individual circumstances. There is a “School Attendance Support Class” where children can prepare for school, and they can study in this class before enrollment. Please contact the Hamamatsu Foreign Resident Study Support Center (Tel. 053-592-1117)
Link → School Attendance Support Class
Rupiro – Hamamatsu Developmental Disorder Support Center
Rupiro is an agency that provides comprehensive support from infancy to adulthood to enable individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to live with peace of mind. Please call to arrange a consultation (in Japanese or Portuguese only).
Link → https://www.rupiro.com/
Tel: 053-459-2721 (Mon-Sat from 8:30 -17:30 Excluding Holidays)
Wakaba – Hamamatsu Youth Consultation and Support
Wakaba provides consultations on the problems of young people aged 15 to 39 and their families. They will direct you to the appropriate agency depending on the results of the consultation.
Telephone: 053-454-4848 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 – 16:00 (except new years holiday).
Address: Seishonen Ikusei Center, E-Stage Hamamatsu 7F, 1-2-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
Link → https://www.city.hamamatsu.shizuoka.jp/ikusei/wakaba.html
Saposute Hamamatsu – Regional Youth Support Station
Commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Regional Youth Support Station provide a range of specialist services to help young people who are struggling to find work.
Address: Hamamatsu Wakamono Community Plaza, 1-13-3 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi (Hamamatsu Shimin Kyodo Center 3F)
Link → https://www.saposute-hamamatsu.jp/
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