January 19, 2017 8:24 pm | Jellyfish Education Consultancy
CLOSED SCHOOL WILL REOPEN, THIS TIME AS A JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Formerly known as OKUTAMA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, that was forced to shut down last March due to lack of students because of drop of birth rate in the region, will be renovated and reopen as a Japanese language school for aspirants who want to study and work in Japan. Residents were already informed about the soon to be built language school and will start its operation on October 2017.
The school’s building will have 3 basement levels, each with a floor space of about 2, 600 sq. meters and a gym within the grounds of about 26, 400 sq. meters. Also a part of the school will be made into a dormitory for students’ accommodation.
Out of 5 proposed projects, Jellyfish Inc. also the owner of Tochigi International Education Institute 「栃木国際教育学院」 which is run by President Sho Tanaka was chosen after Mayor Fumio Kawamura, mayor of Okutama, together with the committees discussed and agreed about the project.
It is about teaching its students the Japanese language and trains them in IT Engineer. Expected number of enrollees during its first year is 30 at minimum and 120 at maximum. Students are asked to live in the school’s dormitory for six months and will soon move to their own choice of a place to stay for the remaining months. The school is also willing to provide jobs to their students and invite them to trusted companies in Okutama.
Currently, the field and gym are still used by the residents as a shelter or meeting place and exchanged of contract will be done this coming July 2016. A multitude number of people associated with the project will rapidly bring OKUTAMA-CHO back to life.