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I get confuse from watching anime about students talking about the start of a new year at their school and the breaks they get.
I want to know when does a school year in Japan starts, when does it end, the times are their semesters and when do they get breaks.
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I'm curious too. I think it starts in the spring and summer vacation is short (maybe two weeks) but I don't know the rest.
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The school year is broken up into trimesters and starts up around early April and concludes in March. The big break is from late July through August, with shorter ones like Golden Week (late April, early May) scattered about. There's some variation on the specific dates depending on which secondary school you look at, so this is all approximate.

If you're interested in tertiary calendars you'll have to check their specific websites.
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BlueOni wrote:

The school year is broken up into trimesters and starts up around early April and concludes in March. The big break is from late July through August, with shorter ones like Golden Week (late April, early May) scattered about. There's some variation on the specific dates depending on which secondary school you look at, so this is all approximate.

If you're interested in tertiary calendars you'll have to check their specific websites.


Does this apply to middle ans high school?
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The middle school and high schools are 3 years each. Puerto Rico has more or less the same system, the only thing is we sort of follow the American semester. We also refer to 12th grade as 4th year, even though our high schools have those 3 years.
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BlueOni wrote:

The school year is broken up into trimesters and starts up around early April and concludes in March. The big break is from late July through August, with shorter ones like Golden Week (late April, early May) scattered about. There's some variation on the specific dates depending on which secondary school you look at, so this is all approximate.

If you're interested in tertiary calendars you'll have to check their specific websites.



Y U lie Oni?!?!


This is how the Japanese school year really goes:


First Day of Class:

You are running late to school, sleeping in late due to restlessness from foreboding dreams. You run to school with toast iin your mouth. Arriving at school, your childhood friend covers for you, and you take your seat in the back of the class by the window. The mysterious transfer student is assigned to the seat next to you. You spend the rest of the day and next several days in a series of misunderstandings as you try to get to know one another through exposition of your back stories.

First Semester:

Roughly four to eight episodes. Each week brings a new thing to learn / Lovecraftian horror to defeat, and to you it seems you really aren't learning much in an overarching, comprehensive sense. You meet a tsundere!


Second Semester:

Roughly three to five episodes. You go to the beach. If you are in what is referred to as The Old School its more likely to be hot springs. You don't learn much academically, but you learn that everyone you know has now reached the emotional summit of who they are as individuals, and they will never grow further as a human being. You meet a genki girl


Third Semester:

Roughly six to ten episodes. One or more might be devoted to relearning things you already know. Your childhood friend is moving to America! The tsundere is dating the Lovecraftian boss! Your rival NTRd the genkii girl away who, after being taken to the limit no longer has any drive but spends her days staring out the window, a smirk on her face as she ignores you and thinks about what university she is going to apply for. A loli steals your toast on the way to school. You realize you are now 16 and past your prime as a starry eyed youth and really have no place in the world, so you glumly take your 30 year old sensei up on her offer to get married. You don't succeed in getting into university. Some 14 year old prodigy smirks at you on the way to university as you sweep the streets free of discarded loli.

A Lovecraftian horror appears!

But iit quickly defeats you.

Even before you fall, you feel that you have dropped out of scene. You hear, faintly, "By the power of FRIENDSHIP, I WILL DEFEAT YOU!"

You would laugh, but you are too busy cursing the You-th before you......
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^You forgot the toast-in-mouth during the running late scene
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wow, just wow

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i watched tons of animes and manga and i know that anime school life has 4 phases. Almost every anime starts with spring and will end in spring or winter. In spring, they wear long sleeve uniforms untill it gets somewhat warmer, they'll have a cultural festival with the fire dance and stuffs. In summer, they wear short sleeves and talk about summer vacation. after summer is fall, in autmn, the characters will stress about testing and in this time they study alot for the next year. In winter, testing goes on and the characters face testing, finding a christmas date, and many other problems. in the beginning of next year ( still winter) the characters will talk about how they grown up over the year. And then it starts all over again with different events!
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Anyone else?
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There's a school year in Japan?
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I was curious as well but to the point of why other countries are out scoring American children besides being adventurers. I found this on the web: Q. At what times does school begin and end?

Children from the same neighborhood often head to school in a group.
Children from the same neighborhood often head to school in a group.
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Japanese elementary and middle schools begin around eight thirty.

On Monday, at the beginning of each week, a morning assembly is held before classes begin. Everyone attends the fifteen-minute assembly, and the principal addresses the student body. On other days of the week this time is spent in making announcements and taking attendance in each classroom. After this, classes begin.

Each class lasts between 40 and 45 minutes in elementary school and 50 minutes in middle school. Students are given a 5- to 10-minute break between consecutive classes. During the morning hours there are four classes, and many elementary schools also include a 20-minute recess.

Lunch time starts at twelve thirty and lasts for about 40 minutes. At public schools, where school meals are provided, the students are responsible for carrying the meals to their classroom - where they eat - and serving portions, and for cleaning up afterwards.

After lunch it's time for recess, which is about 20 minutes long. Some schools use this time for cleaning the classrooms: The students move the desks and chairs to one side of the room, then broom and wipe the floor, clean the blackboard, and throw away the trash. Afternoon classes begin after the cleaning.

In lower elementary school classes are only in the mornings, and the children go home after lunch. But in upper elementary school and higher there are five classes each day; middle school students even attend six classes on some days of the week.

Elementary school students can choose from a wide variety of after-school clubs, which usually meet once a week. Through club activities the students have the opportunity to receive training in sports, or to deepen their understanding of subjects that interest them. Elementary school students in Japan usually leave school at around three o'clock.

Once the students enter middle school, though, extracurricular activities take on a bigger role: Some clubs meet several times a week, or even everyday, and on some days the students won't leave school until around five o'clock.
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