San Francisco Japanese School

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The San Francisco Japanese School holds high school classes at Lowell High School in San Francisco

The San Francisco Japanese School (SFJS, サンフランシスコ日本語補習校 San Furanshisuko Nihongo Hoshū Kō) is a weekend Japanese school as well as a two week summer school serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The system, with its administrative offices in San Francisco,[1] is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,[1] and was the world's second largest overseas Japanese weekend school in 2006.[2] The school is supported by the Japanese government.[1]

The SFJS rents classrooms in four schools serving a total of over 1,600 students as of 2016.[1] The student body was 1,116 in 2006.[2]

Two of the schools are in San Francisco and two are in the South Bay. For elementary students it operates out of the A.P. Giannini Middle School in San Francisco and The Harker School Blackford Campus in San Jose. For junior high school and high school students it operates out of Lowell High School in San Francisco and the J.F. Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino.[1]

History[edit]

The school was first established in 1968.[1] The school previously had the English name San Francisco Japanese Language Class, Inc (SFJLC),[3] and it previously held junior high and high school-level classes at Hyde Junior High School in Cupertino while its elementary level classes were out of Kennedy Middle.[4] At a later point it previously held high school classes at Herbert Hoover Middle School in San Francisco.[5]

As of 2006,[2] there were increasing numbers of Japanese permanent residents and fewer numbers of Japanese temporary residents. The economic decline of Japan and the reduction in overseas corporate postings was the cause of the latter condition.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "About." San Francisco Japanese School. Retrieved on September 27, 2016. " Address San Francisco Japanese School 22 Battery Street, #612 San Francisco, CA 94111" and "San Francisco Grades K-6 A.P. Giannini MS 3151 Ortega St. San Francisco, CA [...] Grades 7-11 Lowell HS 1101 Eucalyptus Dr. San Francisco, CA" and "San Jose Grades K-6 The Harker School Blackford Campus 3800 Blackford Ave. San Jose, CA [...] Grades 7-11 J.F. Kennedy MS 821 Bubb Road Cupertino, CA"
  2. ^ a b c Kano, Naomi (加納 なおみ Kanō Naomi). "Japanese Community Schools: New Pedagogy for a Changing Population" (Chapter 6). In: García, Ofelia, Zeena Zakharia, and Bahar Otcu (editors). Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City (Volume 89 of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism). Multilingual Matters, 2012. ISBN 184769800X, 9781847698001. START: p. 99. CITED: p. 106.
  3. ^ "北米の補習授業校一覧" (Archive). National Education Center, Japan (国立教育会館). October 29, 2000. Retrieved on April 16, 2015. "サンフランシスコ San Francisco Japanese Language Class, Inc (連絡先) 760 Market Street, No.816 San Francisco, CA 94102, U.S.A. [...](小学部) c/o J.F.Kennedy Jr.High School 821 Bubb Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, U.S.A[...](中・高等部)c/o Hyde Jr, High School 19325 Bollinger Rd., Cupertino, CA 95129, U.S.A "
  4. ^ "北米の補習授業校一覧" (Archive). MEXT. January 2, 2003. Retrieved on April 8, 2015. "サンフランシスコ San Francisco Japanese Language Class, Inc(連絡先)760 Market Street, No.816 San Francisco, CA 94102, U.S.A.[...](小学部)c/o J.F.Kennedy Jr.High School 821 Bubb Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, U.S.A[...](中・高等部)c/o Hyde Jr, High School 19325 Bollinger Rd., Cupertino, CA 95129, U.S.A "
  5. ^ "About" (Archive). San Francisco Japanese School. Retrieved on April 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Kano, Naomi. "Japanese Community Schools: New Pedagogy for a Changing Population" (Chapter 6). In: García, Ofelia, Zeena Zakharia, and Bahar Otcu (editors). Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City (Volume 89 of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism). Multilingual Matters, 2012. ISBN 184769800X, 9781847698001. START: p. 99. CITED: p. 105.

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