Regional Information Chiba city

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Chiba city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Living environment

Chiba City is blessed with a mild climate and abundant nature and has an excellent living environment. Housing rents are lower than in Tokyo and the lineup of products offered by large-scale supermarkets such as Costco cater to a wide variety of shopping needs. The city is home to two professional sports teams - “Chiba Lotte Marines” professional baseball team and “JEF United Ichihara Chiba” J-League soccer team. There are also seaside parks for windsurfing, and lush green parks for camping. The Chiba City Museum of Art's excellent art collection and exhibitions attract visitors from both inside and outside the town. Chiba City is an excellent place to live, work and play.

International schools

A kindergarten/elementary school accepting children returning to Japan from overseas and the children of foreign business people opened in April 2009 as an official school (an Article 1 School under the School Education Act) established through industrial-academic-governmental collaboration. Chiba Prefecture and Chiba City have requested, and been granted approval for, designation of this school as a special zones for structural reform.

Profile of school
  • Location: Makuhari New City Center, Chiba City (lot area: approximately 15,000m²)
  • Grade levels: Kindergarten (3 years) and elementary school (6 years) Total number of students anticipated: about 400
  • Opened: April 2009
  • Format: private school to be run by a school corporation newly established through the cooperation of government, the business community, and school administrators

Health services catering to foreigners