Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

We do not have a child with special needs, but from what I heard, the schools seem to be very unable to handle any level of special needs. Having taught in a Japanese public school as a JET 20 years ago - this seems consistent with my experience then. There is not the depth of understanding of learning differences in Japan that we tend to have in the US - this seems to feed over into the international school system. - Nov 2020

I don't have experience but have heard bad things. - Jun 2018

ASIJ, at least, has some accommodations. Not sure about other schools. - Feb 2014

The schools can address mild disabilities, but beyond that you'd have to find a specialized school. I know ASIJ takes IEPs and has staff that can address some issues but not severe ones. - Apr 2013

Not much from what I hear. - Jan 2008

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