India International School in Japan
The India International School in Japan (IISJ, インド系インターナショナルスクール) is an Indian education international school in the Kanto region of Japan. It has one campus in Koto, Tokyo and one campus in Midori-ku, Yokohama. It is a K-12 school ranging from elementary to senior secondary.
The school first opened in 2004. It moved into its current Tokyo facility in April 2007; this building has five stories. At that time it served grade levels kindergarten through 10. As of 2008 the school was expanding in size. Its current campus is a former Japanese elementary school in Koto-ku and a building that had been rented circa 2018
As of 2018, the Tokyo Campus of IISJ has more than 1000 students with children from various nationalities i.e. Japan, Pakistan, and India of course.
As of 2007 in the first grade students begin public speaking, acting, computer programming, and debate. Hindi language classes are conducted in Hindi while English is the educational medium of other classes. Its curriculum is based on standards set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India.
Hindi, however, is not the only language available. A student may choose one from a variety of Tamil (native teacher), Nepali (native), and of course, Hindi.
The school not only emphasises academics but also physical education. Students may participate in co-curricular activities for an additional fee. The school has two laboratories; one is the science lab and the retro-computer lab with windows software and more than 50 seats and computers.
Japanese schools in India:
- "Contact Us." India International School in Japan. Retrieved on October 29, 2014. "IISJ Tokyo Campus Address 1-20-20 Ojima, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 136-0072" and "IISJ Yokohama Campus Address 3-23, Kirigaoka, Midori-ku, Yokohama "
- "Home." India International School in Japan. Retrieved on October 29, 2014.
- Saito, Mayumi. "Weekend Beat: Japanese parents praise Tokyo's Indian schools" (Archive). The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune. September 22, 2007, Tokyo edition. Retrieved on March 10, 2015. See alternate location (Archive).
- Fackler, Martin. "Losing an Edge, Japanese Envy India’s Schools." The New York Times. January 2, 2008. Retrieved on March 9, 2015. Alternate link (Archive)