Hong Kong Japanese School and Japanese International School
香港日本人学校
香港日本人學校
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Primary and junior high campus in Happy Valley, Wan Chai District
Address
Primary & Secondary: No.157 Blue Pool Road
International: No.4663 Tai Po Road, Tai Po, NT

Information
TypeElementary and junior high school
Grades1-9
Websitewww.hkjs.edu.hk
Hong Kong Japanese School and Japanese International School
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese香港日本人學校
Simplified Chinese香港日本人学校
Japanese name
Kanji香港日本人学校

The Hong Kong Japanese School and Japanese International School (HKJS&JIS) is a Japanese international school in Hong Kong. It consists of a Japanese section and international section. The Hong Kong Japanese School Limited operates the school system.[1]

The Japanese primary and secondary school sections are in a campus located along Blue Pool Road, in Happy Valley.[2] The international school is in Tai Po. The Tai Po campus opened in 1997.[3] The Japanese secondary school was previously located in Braemar Hill, North Point.[4]

As of 2020 the principal of the secondary section is Osamu Kobayashi (小林 修, Kobayashi Osamu),[5] the principal of the Hong Kong Island Japanese elementary school is Yoshitaka Yamazaki (山崎秀哲, Yoshitaka Yamazaki),[6] the principal of the Tai Po Japanese elementary school is Misato Kitanaka (北中 美郷, Kitanaka Misato),[7] and the principal of the international section is Simon Walton.[8]

History

HKJS was established in May 1966 (Showa 41),[9] and opened on 10 May of that year. According to Vivienne Poy, her father, Richard Charles Lee, helped facilitate the establishment of the school. It opened because the government of Japan dedicated a subsidiary budget for it. The initial enrollment was 70,[10] and the initial principal was Ichiro Fujita (藤田 一郎[11], Fujita Ichirō).[10]

The initial location was floors two and three of Tower Court[10] (崇明大廈).[12] Additional space in the Ling Ying Building (嶺英商場[12]) was used,[13] beginning in April 1971, for kindergarten and primary school classes.[14] The current Japanese section elementary campus opened on 24 January 1976. On 23 October 1982 the Japanese section junior high campus opened.[13]

The international school in Tai Po opened in 1997. The funds used to build the campus came from a grant issued by the Hong Kong government.[15]

In April 2018 the junior high school moved to the Happy Valley campus.[16]

Divisions

The Japanese division uses the Japanese school calendar and curriculum while the English-medium international division uses Hong Kong's school calendar. The international division has students who will reside in Hong Kong and/or otherwise reside outside of Japan in the long run.[17]

Maps

Hong Kong Japanese School is located in Hong Kong Island
Primary+JHS
Primary+JHS
Former JHS
Former
JHS
Campuses on Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Japanese School is located in Hong Kong
Primary+JHS
Primary+JHS
Former JHS
Former JHS
Int'l
Int'l
Campuses in Hong Kong

See also

References

  1. ^ "ITEM FOR FINANCE COMMITTEE." Hong Kong Legco. 20 June 1997. Retrieved on 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Home". Hong Kong Japanese School Junior High School Section. Retrieved 2022-02-17. 157 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong and "Home". Hong Kong Japanese School Primary School Section. Retrieved 2022-02-17. 157 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
  3. ^ "About JIS" (Archive). Hong Kong Japanese School. Retrieved on 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "香港日本人学校について About HKJS & JIS." Hong Kong Japanese School. Retrieved on 12 December 2015. "香港日本人学校 中学部 (ちゅうがくぶ) Hong Kong Japanese School - Scondary [sic] Section 所在地:香港北角学校園径9號 No.9 Hau Yuen Path, North Point, HK " and "香港日本人学校 小学部香港校 (しょうがくぶ ほんこんこう)Hong Kong Japanse [sic] School - Primary Section 所在地: 香港藍塘道157號 No.157 Blue Pool Road, HK." and "香港日本人学校 小学部大埔校 (日本語学級/国際学級) (しょうがくぶ たいぽこう)Japanese International School (Japanese Section and International Section) 所在地: 香港新界大埔大埔道4663號 No.4663 Tai Po Road, Tai Po, NT, HK. "
  5. ^ "Gakkō Shōkai - Gakkōchō Yori" 学校紹介 - 学校長より [School Introduction - From the Headmaster]. Hong Kong Japanese School Secondary Section. Retrieved 2020-05-20. 香港日本人学校香港校中学部 校長 小林 修
  6. ^ "Kyūkō sochi kaijo ni kakaru gakkō saikai ni tsuite (oshirase)" 休校措置解除に係る学校再開について(お知らせ) [About the reopening of the school due to the suspension of school closure (Notice)] (PDF). 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-05-20. 香港日本人学校香港校校長山崎秀哲
  7. ^ "Honkon Nihonjin Gakkō Taipō Kō Gakkōchō no Messēji" 香港日本人学校大埔校 学校長からのメッセージ [Hong Kong Japanese School Tai Po Campus Principal's Message]. Hong Kong Japanese School Tai Po Section. Retrieved 2020-05-20. 2019年 4月 北中 美郷(きたなか みさと) 香港日本人学校大埔校 校長
  8. ^ "Principal's Welcome". Hong Kong Japanese School International Section. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  9. ^ "教育計画." Hong Kong Japanese School. 21 November 2000. Retrieved on 8 July 2018. "香港日本人学校は、日本国政府の海外子女教育施策に基づき、香港政庁によって昭和41年(1966年)5月、正式に認可、設立された私立学校である。 "
  10. ^ a b c Poy, Vivienne (1998). Building bridges: the life & times of Richard Charles Lee, Hong Kong, 1905-1983. Calyan Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 1-896501-04-4.
  11. ^ Kanji is from: Poy, Vivienne (2011-12-15). 香港利氏家族史 [The Lees of Hong Kong]. Translated by Peggy Ku. The Chinese University Press. p. 198. ISBN 9789629965068. - The English version, Profit, victory & sharpness : the Lees of Hong Kong, is available at the Internet Archive, with p. 221 being the corresponding English page. Profile at the York Centre for Asian Research.
  12. ^ a b Chinese characters are in: Poy, Vivienne (2011-12-15). 香港利氏家族史 [The Lees of Hong Kong]. The Chinese University Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-962-996-506-8. - Equivalent English page is 217.
  13. ^ a b Poy, Vivienne (1998). Building bridges : the life & times of Richard Charles Lee, Hong Kong, 1905-1983. Calyan Publishing. p. 156. ISBN 1-896501-04-4.
  14. ^ 海外子女敎育施設便覧: 日本人学校編. 海外子女敎育振興財団. 1990. p. 60. 開園式を挙行 71 年 4 月児童生徒数増のため嶺英校舎を借り上げ(幼稚部・小学部の一部)
  15. ^ "Home." Hong Kong Japanese International School. 12 January 2000. Retrieved on 8 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Home". Hong Kong Japanese School Junior High School Section. 2018-01-29. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 2022-02-17. 中学部は、2018年4月の新年度より、以下の所在地に移転します。 No.157 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. (香港校と同じ場所です)
  17. ^ Fischel, William A. Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts. University of Chicago Press, 15 November 2009. ISBN 0226251314, 9780226251318. p. 132.

Further reading

(in Japanese)