Education in Kobe

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The city of Kobe, Japan, is home to a number of schools, both public and private. The following is a list of some of the more prominent academic institutions in Kobe:


Universities[edit]

Public universities[edit]

Private universities[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Elementary and junior high schools are operated by the city of Kobe, while high schools are operated by the Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education [18].

A list of Hyogo Prefectural high schools in Japanese is here [19].

Private schools[edit]

Lists of private schools in Hyogo Prefecture at [20] [21] [22] in Japanese.

International schools[edit]

By 1979 many international school had opened in Kobe.[1] As of 2002 many foreigners live on or nearby Rokko Island, so schools for foreign expatriate children are concentrated in that area.[2] Historically foreigners working in Osaka preferred to live in Kobe instead of Osaka, so Osaka did not get any international schools for expatriates until 1991.[3]

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995 caused a decline in demand for international schools, as there were about 2,500 U.S. nationals resident in Kobe after the earthquake while the pre-earthquake number was about 5,000. American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Kansai chapter president Norman Solberg stated that since 2002 the numbers of expatriates in Kansai were recovering "but the fact is there is still a persistent exodus to Tokyo."[4]

By 1998 seven of the international schools in Kobe formed the Association of Foreign Schools in Hyogo Prefecture, and that year the association asked the Japanese government for subsidies.[5]

English-language international schools:

As of 2002 the only English-language programs with full K-12 coverage in the Kobe area were Canadian Academy and Marist.[2]

German and English-language schools:

Other European schools:

Chinese international schools:

Chosen gakko (North Korean international schools) in the City of Kobe:

Japanese Language Schools[edit]

  • Lexis Japan 「レクシス語学学院」[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan Report, Volumes 25-27. Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan, 1979. p. unstated. "Of course, the heavy foreign population in Kobe means that there are already many international schools, such as the Canadian Academy, Stella Maria International School, the Marist Brothers International School, the German School and the Norwegian School." see search page, Search page 2
  2. ^ a b Stewart, Alex. "educating kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 42.
  3. ^ Stewart, Alex. "educating kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 43.
  4. ^ Stewart, Alex. "education kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 41.
  5. ^ a b "Foreign schools request Japanese subsidy." Kyodo at The Free Library. June 8, 1998. Retrieved on November 1, 2015.