Educational Initiatives



Educational Initiatives

Public High School Enrollment Initiatives

Public high schools in Kanagawa Prefecture have a special testing procedure for non-Japanese native speakers.

Individuals who have been in Japan for six years or less may apply to take a test with furigana above the questions. Some high schools also have special quotas for foreign students.

Please see the Public High School Enrollment Guidebook for more information about the test,classes and tuition.

Kanagawa Prefecture Public High School Enrollment Guidebook

(Available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Korean, Thai, Cambodian, Nepali and Vietnamese.)


About public schools: High School Education Division, Kanagawa Prefecture Board of Education,Tel:045-210-8084

Education Consultations for Foreigners

Education consultations for foreigners are available at the Kanagawa Plaza for Global
Citizenship (also known as Earth Plaza). These services are available for foreign students and their parents, schools and supporters. Consultations are available in Tagalog, Portuguese, Chinese,Spanish and Vietnamese.

Consultations are usually handled via phone, fax or email. If you need a face-to-face consultation,please contact us by phone first.


2F Information Forum,Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship(Earth Plaza)

(A five-minute walk from Hongodai Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku/Negishi Line)

【Phone No.】

045-896-2970(in Japanese)

045-896-2972(in Tagalog, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese)

【Consultation Hours】

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m. (reception closes at 4:30 p.m.)

【Consultation Days and Languages】

Tuesdays: Tagalog and simple Japanese
Consultasyon ukol sa pag-aaral ng mga dayuhan

Wednesdays: Portuguese and simple Japanese
Consultas Educacionais para Estrangeiros

Thursdays and Saturdays: Chinese and simple Japanese

Fridays: Spanish, Vietnamese and simple Japanese
Consulta Educa cional para Extranjeros

Tư vấn về giáo dục dành cho người nước ngoài

※Closed on national holidays.

List of Schools for Foreigners in the Prefecture

Schools for foreigners authorized by Kanagawa Prefecture as miscellaneous schools are as

  • Tsurumi Korean Primary School
    230-0046  10 Onocho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama  045-501-4269
  • Kanagawa Korean Jr./Sr. High School
    221-0844  21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama  045-311-0688
  • Yokohama Korean Primary School
    221-0844 21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama  045-311-4966
  • Saint Maur International School
    231-8654 83 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 045-641-5751
  • Horizon Japan International School
    221-0055 1-24 Onocho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama 045-624-8717
  • Yokohama International School
    231-0862 258 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama  045-622-0084
  • Yokohama Yamate Chinese School
    231-0024 2-66 Yoshihamacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 045-641-0393
  • Yokohama Overseas Chinese School
    231-0023 142 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama  045-681-3608
  • Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama
    224-0037 2-4-1 Chigasaki-Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 045-941-4841
  • Kawasaki Korean Primary School/ Jr. High School
    210-0833 2-43-1 Sakuramoto, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki 044-266-3091
  • Nambu Korean Primary School
    213-0013 3-1-15 Suenaga, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki 044-866-6411


Private School Affairs Division 045-210-3768

Japanese language course for foreign citizens of Japanese beginners

We offer courses about the Japanese language and Japanese society. We also have courses for people who provide support to foreign residents in the prefecture.


  • Website to search for Japanese-language classes

Kanagawa International Foundation website
This site has Japanese-language class database(created by the Yokohama Association for Interenational Communication and Ezchanges)