Mie Prefecture Wants to Know Your Opinion about Junior High School Evening Class (Yakan Chuugaku)


2022/08/09 Tuesday Announcements, Education

The Mie Education Committee is looking into the possibility of establishing a Junior High School Evening Classes (Yakan Chugaku – 夜間中学)* in the prefecture. The officials are gathering the opinions of as many people as possible through this survey to prepare related documents to analyze whether to set-up a Junior High evening classes. The government asks for everyone’s cooperation.

* Yakan Chugaku is a junior high school where classes are held in the evening hours.

View the survey here (click on your preferred language)

Survey Period

July 15th to September 9th, 2022

People who can join the evening class

Must be 15 years old and:

  • Failed to graduate from primary school (shogakko) and/or high school (chugakko)
  • Foreigners who cannot go to colleges (koko) because they do not have a high school graduation certificate.

About the evening class

  • The monthly fee is free
  • There are classes 5 times a week or every day
  • Class content is the same as in day schools
  • Classes are taught by qualified teachers
  • If the entire curriculum is completed, the student will have graduated from chugakko

Example of class schedules

  • 17:45~ (Orientation)
  • 17:55~ (First period), 40 minutes
  • 18:40~ (Second period), 40 minutes
  • 19:30~ (Third period), 40 minutes
  • 20:15~ (Fourth period), 40 minutes
  • 20:55~ End of class for the day

* Currently, the Mie government is gathering participants for Manamie: Mie Teaching Night School. Click here for more details.

Contact (Japanese only)

Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shochugakko Kyoiku-ka

(三重県教育委員会事務局 小中学校教育課)

TEL: 059-224-2963

Medical Interpreters Training Course 2022

2022/08/09 Tuesday Announcements, Education

2022年 医療通訳育成研修の受講者を募集します

Many foreigners have difficulty communicating properly with doctors and nurses. Medical interpreters are important in helping both parties communicate.

In this course, the knowledge necessary for medical translation and hospital ethics will be taught, as well as translation techniques in face-to-face and telephone consultations.

Registration closes on August 10 (Wednesday), and the course fee is free.

Languages in which the course will be held

Portuguese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Spanish

Selection test

August 20 (Saturday), from 2pm to 3:30pm

The test will be done online via Zoom.

Please see the link below (service in Japanese only) for details such as the target audience, the date and time of the training, and how to apply.

See here for the explanatory pamphlet

See here for the registration form


Mie International Exchange Foundation (MIEF) – Person-in-charge: Uto (宇藤) and Ito (伊藤)

Address: 〒514-0009 Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 (UST Tsu 3F)

TEL: 059-223-5006

FAX: 059-223-5007

E-mail: mief@mief.or.jp


Source: Mie Prefecture Homepage