Makuhari Junior and Senior High School

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Gate of Makuhari Junior and Senior High School

Makuhari Junior and Senior High School (渋谷教育学園幕張中学校・高等学校, Shibuya Kyōiku Gakuen Makuhari Chūgakkō Kōtōgakkō) is a Japanese private secondary school in the Makuhari area,[1] in Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture.[2] It is operated by the Shibuya Kyouiku Gakuen (渋谷教育学園, Shibuya Kyōiku Gakuen).[1]

Tetsuo Tamura (田村 哲夫 Tamura Tetsuo) established the school to serve Japanese students who have lived abroad, returned to Japan, and have had difficulties adjusting to the Japanese educational system. Tamura stated that some of the people who he considered to be the most outstanding had received their early education while outside Japan, so he became interested in the education of Japanese people who were returning to Japan after being stationed overseas.[3] The school opened in 1983 as Makuhari Senior High School. The junior high school opened in 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "School History." (Archive) Shibuya Kyouiku Gakuen. Retrieved on 8 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Access map." (Archive) Makuhari Junior and Senior High School. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "1-3 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba 261-0014, Japan"
  3. ^ Iwasaki, Toshio. "Japanese Schools Take Root Overseas." Journal of Japanese Trade & Industry. Japan Economic Foundation (JEF, Kokusai Keizai Kōryū Zaidan), No. 5, 1991. Contributed to Google Books by the JEF. p. 25. "Tetsuo Tamura, director of Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen,[...]He practiced what he preached by establishing Makuhari Senior High School about 10 years ago to accept and educate children of Japanese nationals returning from abroad who were having trouble getting adjusted to the education system and environment at home."

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Coordinates: 35°39′16″N 140°02′44″E / 35.65444°N 140.04556°E / 35.65444; 140.04556