SCHOOL CALENDAR

Our normal school year is divided into four seasonal terms starting in January, April, July, and October. We celebrate Japanese national holidays and there is extra time off during the summer OBON holidays in August and during the New Year's holidays.

Winter 2017
January 06 Orientation (10AM - ) for New students
January 10 Classes begins
February 11 No classes - National holiday
March 14 - 15 Final exams
March 16 A graduation ceremony--youtube--
March 17 A bowling meet--youtube--
March 18 Spring holidays begins(-check here)
Spring 2017
April 03/04 Orientation (10:00 --) for New students
April 06 Classes begins
April 29 No classes - Golden week holiday begins
May 07 No classes - Golden week holiday ends
May 19 Athletic Meet
June 16.19 Final exams
June 21 Classes ends
Summer 2017
July 03 Orientation (10AM - ) for New students
July 05 Classes begins
July 17 No classes - Sea Day holiday
July 27 Academic Guidance
August 05 Summer Obon holidays begins(-check here)
August 20 Summer Obon holidays ends(-check here)
August 21 Classes begin again
September 18 No classes - Old Folks Day holiday
September 23 Autumn Equinox Day holiday
September 26 Final exams
September 27 Final exams
September 28 Classes ends
Fall 2017
October 06 Orientation (10AM - ) for New students
October 10 Classes begins
November 03 No classes
November 12 EUJ
November 17 Athletic Meet
November 23 No classes - Labor Day holiday
December 03 JLPT
December 18.19 Final exams
December 20 Classes ends
December 21 Winter holidays begins(-check here)
January 08 Winter holidays ends(-check here)
January 09, 2018 Classes begins

Letters in the Japanese alphabet are referred to as kana, specifically hiragana and katakana.