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​Penang Japanese Saturday School​


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What is a Japanese Saturday School?

Japanese Saturday School, or Supplementary School, is a school which offers supplementary Japanese education to the children who do not go to Japanese full-time schools overseas.  

We follow Japanese governmental curriculum using the textbooks provided by the Japanese government. There are around 390 such schools in the world (as of June/2021).

Our school opened its door in January 2012. The school is a NPO run by volunteers.

In July 2013, we were successfully registered with the Registry of Society (ROS) in Malaysia.


Since April 2018, we managed to obtain an approval and funds from Japanese ministry of education in.

Our teachers are experienced retired school teachers who live in Penang on MM2H, or expatriate wives or those who are married to Malaysian, most of those have worked as a teacher in Japan.


In addition, we have volunteer teaching assistants (TA). All of them are willing to help and support our children and school.

We conduct 3 sessions of 45 minute literacy class every Saturday, 40 days a year.

And we opened a Japanese class for non-Japanese primary school children several times.

Why do we need a Japanese Saturday School in Penang?

In Penang, the number of Japanese children who choose non- Japanese full time education has been increasing. However, it’s important for them to keep up to date to the Japanese school curriculum in order for them to fit into Japanese school system back easily when /if  they return home(Japan).


We also hope our children will keep their Japanese identity to be a true global person. With the establishment of Japanese Saturday School, more Japanese Children will benefit from international experiences without loosing their own tradition and culture.

The objectives of the classes are to cover Japanese school curriculum and we focus on the Japanese literacy along with the textbook, including some Japanese cultural aspects for children to experience Japanese school life.

The committee

We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteering mothers.

In the late 2011, the management committee was set up with a group of Japanese mothers and ex-school teachers to start working together towards the establishment of the school.


As of April 2021, we have over 30 students in primary, secondary and pre-school classes. We offer a quality of education with the help of experienced teachers and volunteers.

For more information, please feel to contact us.

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