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Childbirth, Child-Raising, and Education

Child-Raising Support

Many people raising children and living away from their home country experience worry and anxiety due to cultural differences, and these worries can be magnified when it comes to childbirth or child-raising in a foreign country. Shinjuku City conducts various services in support of childbirth and child-raising. Registering your pregnancy is the first step for receiving such services, so please register your pregnancy as soon as possible.
Basic education in Japan includes six years of elementary school, three years of junior high school, three years of high school, and four years of college. Of these, elementary and junior high school education are compulsory. Although foreign residents are not obliged to go to school, parents may enroll or transfer their children into an elementary or junior high school in Shinjuku City.