Orlando Hoshuko

The Orlando Hoshuko, Inc. (オーランド日本語補習校 Ōrando Nihongo Hoshūkō) is a weekend supplementary school for Japanese children held at the Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida.[1]

It was established as the Japanese Language School of Orlando in November 1998 and originally held its classes in MetroWest Elementary School.[2][3] A Japanese businessperson and a Japanese government official had a conversation and had concluded that there should be a supplementary school in the Orlando area; this resulted in the school's establishment.[2] The school was initially intended to serve Japanese persons temporarily living in the United States.[4]

Initially the school had 18 students.[2] It later moved its classes to a church in Kissimmee,[2] Trinity Lutheran Church.[5][6] As of 2007, there were 88 students, mostly at the elementary and junior high school levels. That year U.S.-born children made up 80% of the weekend school's students. As of 2007 the Japanese government gives the school about 40% of its funds.[2]

References

  1. ^ "地図." Orlando Hoshuko. Retrieved on February 16, 2015. "住所:901 Highland Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 "
  2. ^ a b c d e Persaud, Babita. "Japanese residents in Central Florida strive to keep their children's legacy alive with Japanese culture and language courses at Orlando Hoshuko school" (Archived 2015-02-16 at WebCite). Orlando Sentinel. December 16, 2007. Retrieved on February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "北米の補習授業校一覧" (Archive). National Education Center, Japan (国立教育会館). October 29, 2000. Retrieved on April 16, 2015. "オーランド JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL c/o METRO WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,1801 LAKE VILMA ORLANDO FL 32811, U.S.A."
  4. ^ Mitchell, Teri. "– Japanese supplementary school in Orlando" (Archived 2015-02-16 at WebCite). Asia Trend. Asia Trend Inc. (Winter Park, Florida). October 2006, p. 42. Retrieved on February 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "北米の補習授業校一覧" (Archive). MEXT. September 15, 2005. Retrieved on April 6, 2015. "オーランド Japanese Language School of Orlando 3016 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, FL34741"
  6. ^ "Home." Trinity Lutheran Church and School (Kissimmee, Florida). Retrieved on April 8, 2015. "3016 West Vine Street Kissimmee, FL 34741"

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