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Japanese school-life help
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:44:37 AM »
So I'm currently attempting to write a story, and I need some help. How do Japanese high-schools (and culture) work?

I know that they start the academic year in March (I think) and have the same teacher for most of their lessons, but is there anything else that's distinct about them? I hardly know how High-schools work in general because they don't exist in the UK...

Any help would be appreciated!  :dance:

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 09:08:00 AM »
One thing I derive from watching Anime and Manga is that an after school club seems to be very important to Japanese students :P

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 09:12:52 AM »
Ahhh, interesting  :hmm: I assume they have similar clubs to Western countries? (Chess, Sports, Books)

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 10:20:07 AM »
I should imagine so. Probably anything you can base a club around.

though remember I think pretty much everyone here is taking their knowledge from anime, so let's assume it's fallible. if you've ever watched a western high school movie you know it's not really so much like the real thing. so it only makes sense that the japanese would do it too.

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 11:04:36 AM »
That's a good point  :ohmy: And I suppose trying to be realistic with it all is a rather big task that's bound to have mistakes  ::)

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 11:13:01 AM »
Considering we don't live there, yes it probably will have mistakes. It would take a lot of research just to learn their about school and then on top of that their customs of living. You'd have to pretty much almost go their and attend the school yourself. It's a lot of work, but it's do-able.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 11:15:24 AM »
Hmmm, I suppose it's just a trail and error thing  :unsure:

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 11:49:35 AM »
Yeah, just trying and then fixing~ I'm sure you can handle it.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 12:03:17 PM »
there are no janitors. usually the students or teachers do the cleaning.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 12:15:21 PM »
Rojas: It's all the process of becoming a better writer, right?  :thumbsup:

Lorenx: That's interesting... Info like that is what I'm looking for!

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 12:42:40 PM »
classes usually start in april, which depending on where the school takes place cherry blossoms bloom around march and or april. which is why some entry cerenomies have cherry blossoms blooming.

ALso in japan, there are no lockers (well not like in the US or EU) they have small lockers and are usually to store your shoes and use the other shoes appropriate for walking in (just like in a japanese home).
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 12:54:31 PM »
Hmm, right in the middle of Spring :hmm: That's an interesting setting...

Lockers I don't need to worry about, they don't have them in the UK either (At least I don't think they do)

Does anyone know if they go to school on the weekends or are they generally free?

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 12:59:54 PM »
Hmm, right in the middle of Spring :hmm: That's an interesting setting...

Lockers I don't need to worry about, they don't have them in the UK either (At least I don't think they do)

Does anyone know if they go to school on the weekends or are they generally free?
I wouldn't know about weekend classes. but....i dont think so.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 01:52:50 PM »
Wow see, if I learned anything about the culture in my life it had to be what Lorenx1 has been saying. xD I know nothing about the culture.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 05:06:37 PM »
Does anyone know what food they eat in japan? Aside from sushi  :tongue: