Lec Juku, Shizuoka City

Nov 02 2002

Maybe you’ve heard about juku, or “cram schools”. Basically they’re schools that you go to after school, in order to study for extremely difficult entrance exams and such. They’re a pretty good example of how Japanese people are ridiculously hard workers. Well, Kiyoshi’s sister, Mii-san, goes to one, and we got to come inside while she picked up her stuff one day. Here’s what the classroom looks like. In retrospect, I wish I’d gotten a shot of the one that actually had people studying inside.