A European Boarding School
Experience In Rural Japan

Japan’s first government accredited international primary boarding school to open in April 2020!

Next Educational Environment Development (NEED) is proud to announce Japan’s first MEXT-accredited international boarding school for primary school pupils. Attracting children from Japan and foreign countries, the school will provide a dual-language education in English and Japanese set within an international, boarding school environment.


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Take a tour of Japan’s premier European-Style Boarding School


A unique, natural setting where children can explore and discover the world around them

Jinseki Kogen is nestled in the Chugoku Mountains, the setting of many Japanese myths. In a secure and safe environment, our children can experience beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and mountain views. It is the perfect location to nurture the five senses, foster environmental responsibility and embrace the natural world.

In a day that will revolve around discovery and fun, our school community offers the perfect context for lifelong learning in a stress-free environment. Close interactions with friends and adults will also help cultivate their communication skills and consideration for others.

The JINIS day ensures that holistic learning takes place from the moment our children open their eyes until they fall to sleep. Whether promoting manners, sharing or organizational habits, we prepare pupils with the necessary life skills needed for future life as responsible global citizens.

Our goal

Education Philosophy

Nurturing friendships and fostering the courage to embrace the future

Basics of Education

Nurturing five abilities in children

  • to use the five senses
  • to learn and explore what they are curious about
  • to express and communicate their own ideas
  • to accept and appreciate diversity
  • to believe in and respect the people around them
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  • information on faculty recruitment