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Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/9 11:45
I'd like to know if there are high schools in rural areas of Japan.
How do they look like and what club activities they usually have?
I know some villages have old wooden schools. Are these wooden schools still active?
by Oksana (guest)  

Re: Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/9 16:08
Google Maps is your friend; browse to the rural area of your choice, find a local high school, you'll have a link to its website.
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/9 18:22
I think that more elementary schools are wooden rather than high schools. Also, since high school is not compulsory education, students living in extremely rural areas need to travel far to attend high school. Club activities vary depending on the school, and not necessarily the region.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/9 18:41
There re definitely schools in rural areas. However many schools have also been closed.

I have so far not seen any wooden schools, but aa the previous poster said, google street view should help. I think however that wooden schools might be few, because of the strict earthquake resistance requirements specially for schools. Thus actually most Japanese schools look pretty similar and not very nice but sturdy.
by LikeBike rate this post as useful

Re: Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/9 20:56
There are definitely rural high schools; there's one in the mountains near where I live that takes over an hour by bus to get to. I asked a kid who goes there what he did on the bus for 2+ hours every day, and he said "study". *shrug* It looks like most other Japanese schools I've seen... big ugly concrete building in the same exact style as almost every other school built around the same time.

I didn't ask about the club activities, but I know of a junior high school in the same area where all the girls play volleyball and all the boys basketball. The student body size is too small to support multiple clubs, so they didn't get any choice. That high school probably has a few more choices, though.
by scarreddragon rate this post as useful

Re: Education in rural areas and wooden schools 2017/8/10 17:32
Finding wooden schools, moreover wooden high schools that are still operated, through Google Street View doesn't seem like an easy task at all, especially in rural areas.....

By the way, even schools in populated areas may not have a good variety of club activities if they can't find enough members, coaches and facilities to practice them. For example, there are many high schools in Tokyo or Yokohama that don't have swimming pools or can't perform drama plays.
by Uco rate this post as useful

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