Education in Japan

A Comprehensive Analysis of Education Reforms and Practices

  • Yuto Kitamura
  • Toshiyuki Omomo
  • Masaaki Katsuno

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About this book


This book illustrates the nature of Japan’s education system and identifies its strengths and weaknesses, as well as the socioeconomic environment surrounding education in contemporary Japanese society. It describes the basic institutional structure of each educational stage, in an overview of today’s school education in Japan, while also analyzing the current implementation status of important policies and the progress of reform at each stage. The book also examines the status of and problems with various issues that are considered essential to education in Japan today. These include teachers, lesson studies, school and community, educational disparities, education and jobs, multiculturalism, university reforms, internationalization of education and English-language education, education for sustainable development, and others, covering a diverse range of fields. The book is unique in its attempt to comprehensively understand and analyze the educational field in Japan by drawing on the expertise of various academic disciplines.


Education Governance in Japan Education in Japan Education quality assurance Educational reform Equity in education Japan education systems Japan educational policy Lesson study in Japan Teacher education in japan

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuto Kitamura
    • 1
  • Toshiyuki Omomo
    • 2
  • Masaaki Katsuno
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Gakushuin Women’s CollegeTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of EducationThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2630-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2632-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-5397
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9791
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