February 26, 2014

Seiritsu Soccer boys win opening league match!

The Seiritsu boys' soccer team opened their Prince Takamado League season with a convincing 4-0 win over FC Toripletta Youth team on Saturday February 22.


After the initial opening match was postponed due to the heavy snow in Kanto, the boys finally kicked off their title challenge and sit top of the table. Braces from both Uchida Yumaro and Machida Braito ensured the win.

The next game will be versus Teikyo High School, on Saturday March 8.

Go Seiritz!

Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator

February 25, 2014

Seiritsu's annual junior high marathon

On a sunny yet cold Saturday morning on February 22nd, all junior high school students participated in Seiritsu's 2nd Junior High Marathon.


Planned as an annual event, the students ran the same course as last year, with the boys running 10km and the girls 5km in a route running along the nearby Arakawa river.


Many teachers, family members and local residents came out to cheer on all the runners.


Good work, everyone. Otsukare!

February 10, 2014

Tokyo hit by record snow!

The heaviest snowfall in decades hit the Kanto region over the weekend of February 8-9, covering Tokyo and its surrounding area with up to 35cm of snow!


A view of part of the imperial grounds in the center of Tokyo. image:MSN.com

Seiritsu school was closed due to the weather, and many other services including transport were understandably disrupted. Many kids (and adults too!) took this rare opportunity to go and play in the snow, where it was not uncommon to see yukidarma (snowmen) and igloos line the streets and parks.

Snow bunnies and Doraemon, even a snow Ultraman popped up around Kanto!

However, the snow was not to last and normal service has been more-or-less resumed throughout Japan's capital; this is good news for the hundreds of students taking the high school general entrance exam at Seiritsu today. Good luck everyone!

February 6, 2014

Seiritsu kids go skiing! Ski school 2014

Every year, year 1 high school students (as well as junior high and athlete course students) take part in a 4-day ski course. This year, from January 31 to February 3, they went to Shigakogen, Nagano prefecture, and enjoyed fantastic skiing conditions!



The students were separated into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups, but everyone surely improved as the days progressed.


Skiing (and snowboarding) is a very popular winter sport here in Japan, with snow-capped mountains and resorts just a few hours away from Tokyo.


This video shows just a little slice of how much fun the students had at last year's ski school.

If this looks like something you want to be part of, why not apply for our gap studies course? You can take part in this and many other school excursions, including rice planting, school club camps, and much more!


Download our application form here.

Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator

February 5, 2014

Singapore student Tommy tries Seritisu for a week!

From January 20-26, an international student came to experience life at Seiritsu for one week. Here is his report!

Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Tommy, from Singapore. Ever since primary school, I have had a deep fascination and interest in the Japanese culture and language. Wanting to experience Japanese school life first hand, I visited Seiritsu for a 5 day short programme (the longest my schedule could allow) and I’m certainly glad I did!


From enjoying home-made bentou with the class to going out with my new friends to take Purikura (photo booth style pictures), I have thoroughly enjoyed my foray into Japanese high school life. Studying in a Japanese high school is a rather unique experience, with the strict and disciplined school system seeming to contrast with the friendliness and youthful mirth of the Japanese students and teachers.

Tommy meets with some of our English Conversation Club members

The students at Seiritsu were some of the friendliest people I have ever met: they went to great pains to explain what I could not understand during Japanese lessons, showed me around the school and various clubs I had the pleasure to visit, and even brought me to nearby areas to enjoy the mesmerizing sights. Even though I was there for only a week, I have learned so much more about Japanese culture through communicating with the students.


This experience has been the perfect blend of fun and education, and I would not trade it for the world!


Tommy clearly enjoyed his time at Seiritsu, why don't you do the same? Try our Gap-Studies programme for up to 12 months!

Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator



about Seiritsu

Seiritsu Gakuen is a private co-educational high school created in 1925 and it is located in Tokyo, Japan.

≫more info