Different schools around the world have different systems. You also have your typical private schools that differ a lot from each other. For instance, some private schools want students in uniforms, while others, not so much. Then there are the public schools that run a little bit differently from the private ones.
But institutions from different countries also have a variety of ways they run things. People do not realize this until they get to read or witness it for themselves. Japan is a country known for a lot of unbelievable things, one is their school system.
Although there are some really strict rules for every student to obey, they have a reputation as having the best school systems in the whole world. Below are 8 school rules in Japan that are shocking but real at the same time.
1. Getting their hair done is something kids love to do. Since the ones that attend schools with uniforms only have their hairs to change and express themselves.
via Japan Info
This is not the case in Japan, where students are not even allowed to style their hair. Their major reason is that students might be distracted by their hair do. They are forced to keep it simple.
They require boys have a simple cut and girls keep theirs long or tied. Absolutely no styling is allowed.
2. Students normally feel they can’t walk the school halls without having their best look on. For some, that simply means ensuring their appearance is close to perfect.
In Japan, you can’t paint your nails or wear makeup. It is basically not allowed, all about education for their students.
Students there are in fact expected to focus solely on their education and absolutely nothing else. There, a child’s grades reflect on their family and how they’ll turn out in the future.
3. A whole lot of people got their first crush in high school and if lucky enough, they get to find their first or maybe even their true love. But in Japan, being in any such relationship is strictly banned in all schools.
It’s difficult enough having a crush in your class, but having the chance to act on it taken away completely might just be a lot harder. According to their teachers, the students are way too young to think about that kind of stuff.
4. Having a substitute teacher in school is one of the best times to enjoy during a school year. But in Japan, no substitute teacher setting happen, if a teacher is away, the students are made to study on their own.
via Quiet Revolution
Japanese kids are seriously disciplined and are totally trusted to stay alone without a teacher in a classroom. I remember when I had a substitute teacher, no one studied and all we had to do was watch movies.
via The Japan Times
5. It is a thing that students greet their teachers every morning in class. And in some schools, they begin the day by meditating so that the students can build up positive energy.
6. Never come late for classes. Yes, that applies all around the world but Japanese students are very punctual. They are also expected to stay late after normal school hours for extracurricular activities or extra classes.
7. As I’ve said earlier, some North American schools have uniforms while others do not. It is usually the private schools that do and the public schools that don’t.
Though in Japan, all their students are to wear a uniform and it must be modest because they represent the school. Girls usually wear plaid skirts, while the guys use black suits.
via Japan Powered
8. Students in North America and maybe some other places around the world, look forward to the March and Christmas breaks. As you’ve probably guessed, not the case in Japan, however.
via The Guardian
Their schools only have one break and it’s a 5-week summer break in the middle of the term. It’s quite interesting to imagine how different school systems are in Japan. Such a difference!
via Jeffrey Friedl
We very much hope you enjoyed these weird, yet interesting rules straight from Japan!.