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Kyodo System

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About Us

Let’s Study Japanese Language and Culture

The Japanese Language School Unified System(Kyodo System)
Is the greatest Japanese language school in North America, established in 1948. Unlike Japanese language school for Japanese students, the basic policy of our school is “Teaching Japanese as a second language.” Our doors are open to all students, regardless of race and national origin, who wish to learn the Japanese language and to understand Japan. The students at Kyodo System who are in the 9th grade or above in public or private high schools are eligible to take credit tests in Japanese and can earn foreign language credit in Japanese.

Kyodo System has five affiliated schools in and around Los Angeles area and the enrollment is about 500. Every Saturday, students learn not only the language and culture of Japan but also engage in various activities throughout the year. The main events are academic achievement exhibits and speech contest. Students work hard to compete at the final speech contest in spring. In the cultural art class, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony are taught by professionals. Students can experience the roots of Japanese culture besides learning the art form. Lately, we have welcomed many Chinese Hispanic students in class, whose parents consider learning a foreign language an advantage in the future. Kyodo System wishes to teach children the beautiful Japanese language and Japanese cultural psychology.

Kyodo System is a collaboration of five member schools. The principal administers the system at the head office through chief instructors, who are in charge of the teachers and general administration of each school. There are approximately 40 teachers in the Kyodo System, who provide consisteneacht educational leadership. 

The Parents/Guardians have an important role on working closely with the faculty to make sure every school event goes smoothly. For the sake of the students’ sound growth and for the future development of the school, it is vital that everyone in the Kyodo System to work together  with full understanding and cooperation.

Educational Philosophy
Based on mutual understanding and trust among students, guardians and teachers, strive for humane education through warmhearted interpersonal relationships.

Educational Policy
Along with teaching Japanese as a second language, provide a broad introduction to Japanese culture which forms the background for the language. Draw out the joy of learning, the desire to learn through easy-to-understand lessons.

Educational Objectives
To speak fluently the living Japanese language and deepen understanding of Japanese culture, thus nurturing balanced international person.