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Japanese Saturday School (Central Kentucky Japanese School)

The Japanese Saturday School
is housed in the University of Kentucky International Center. The primary purpose of the School is to help Japanese students maintain a level of proficiency equal to that of children in Japan in the major subjects of literature, math, and social studies, so that they will be able to adjust smoothly to the Japanese educational system when they return to Japan.

The Japanese Saturday School was established in November 1986 as a part of the incentives package given to Toyota by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since then, the University of Kentucky has been running the Japanese Saturday School.

The main office of the Japanese Saturday School is in Frazee Hall. The classes are held at the Edythe J. Hayes Middle School.


  • Principal: Masato Kusuhara
  • Director/Associate Principal: Miyuki H. Lake
  • Staff Assistant: Luna Takaiwa