What A Typical Day Looks Like While Studying in Japan

a typical day in japan

I felt like a classic anime character as I left my host family’s house this morning. I was running late for my train and I just barely made it in time for my bus. I rushed into my classroom just as the last bell was ringing, breathing a sigh of relief. Unfortunately it was all too soon. As I sat down in my seat, I realized that I was getting many strange looks from my classmates along with a worried stare from my homeroom teacher. Thankfully my homeroom teacher was also an English teacher. He lifted his hand and motioned towards my ears.

“Eve-san, you have earings?” He asked me. Oh, that explains it. I quickly put down my bags and took out my earrings. I had forgotten to take them out this morning like I usually do. Ear piercings are against Japanese school dress code, along with any other forms of jewelry and even painted nails. In fact, piercings of any kind are very uncommon in Japan, even for older people. Usually the people who get ear piercings in Japan are rule-breakers, or people who are trying to look tough. However clip-on earrings are quite common and acceptable, although of course not at school. The school I attend has a very strict dress code and, like most schools in Japan, school uniform.

Read more about Eve’s typical school day in Japan on her recent blog post.

japanese school uniform

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2 thoughts on "What A Typical Day Looks Like While Studying in Japan"

  1. Abi-chan says:

    Hello, my name is Abi. I’m from Midwestern America and I’d really like to stay in Japan for a few months, but I have a lot of questions… How long are these programs? Are the class credits earned there transferable to American colleges?

  2. Nayana-chan says:

    Hello my name is Nayana and I really want to go to Japan but I l’m from Brazil and I don’t know if its possible to a brazilian girl participate in someting like this . Like you already traveled whit this agency I wantend to ask you Maddy , do we pay the tings or this is a scholarship agency ? And can we go whit 16 years old starting the 1th grade ? Please answer my questions if you can my email is : naleticia2014@gmail.com

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