The New School Year

The new school year has started in Japan. The Japanese school year starts in April and goes to March of the following year. This is different from many other countries where the school year starts in September and goes to the following summer. Another difference is the entrance ceremony in Japan. The first-year students and their parents go to school for a ceremony. They wear nice new clothes or new uniforms and take pictures next to the sign at the school gate. Other countries don’t have a ceremony. Children start taking classes from the first day. One thing is the same, however. Many children find the first day of school exciting but sometimes a little frightening. (116 words)