Brazil Offers Equivalence Exams in Japan to Dekaseguis

This past weekend, approximately 1.5 thousand Brazilians who are temporarily employed in Japan took fundamental and secondary school equivalence exams, which were administered in the provinces of Gunma, Kanagawa, Mie, and Shizuoka.

According to the Ministry of Education, of the 1,577 people enrolled, 502 took exams at the fundamental school level, and 1,075, at the secondary school level.


The exams, which have been offered for the last six years by the Ministries of Education and Foreign Relations, in partnership with the Paraná State Secretariat of Education, are intended to encourage Brazilians to study while they are in Japan.


The idea is to prepare the Dekaseguis so that, when they return to Brazil, they are prepared to take professional, technological, or university courses.


Dekaseguis or Dekasegis are children of Japanese who have gone back temporarily to Japan on a working visa. Most of them come from Brazil, but there are also Peruvian and American Dekaseguis.


Japan has the third largest Brazilian community abroad, exceeded only by the United States and Paraguay.


There are currently around 240 thousand Brazilians temporarily employed in Japan; approximately 40 thousand of them are of school age.


To satisfy the requests of Brazilian workers in Japan, the Brazilian government set up a pilot project in 1999 with the Paraná State Secretariat of Education to offer equivalence exams.


Agência Brasil
Translator: David Silberstein

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s CVRD Raises 79% ThyssenKrupp’s Ore Price

Brazilian giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD), the world’s largest producer of iron ...

Brazil fan cries during Brazil-France match in 2006 World Cup

Keep Your Cool, Brazil! You Still Have Big Phil.

So where did this year’s World Cup gathering in Germany leave the once-capable soccer ...

Brazil’s Medical Industry Grows 21% and Generates US$ 3.74 Billion

São Paulo's metropolitan region continues to be the Brazil's leading industrial hub. The companies ...

AIDS drug Kaletra from Abbott

In Showdown with Brazil Over AIDS Drug Patent, Abbott Blinks First

On June 24, Brazil issued an ultimatum to the Illinois-based pharmaceutical corporation Abbott Laboratories ...

Paraguay Sees Venezuela in Mercosur as Protection Against a Bully Brazil

One of the benefits of the Venezuelan incoroporation to Mercosur is that it should ...

Labneh, an Arab Cheese Conquering Brazil

A cheese with a particular taste, similar to ricotta, but slightly more tart, is ...

Brazil Worried US Is After Its Oil and the Amazon

The imminent agreement between the United States and Colombia over the use of seven ...

New and Old Wells Get Brazil Record Oil Production Boost

Petrobras, Brazil's government-controlled oil and gas corporation, set a new monthly oil production record ...

Change or I’ll Live, Chávez Tells Brazil and Mercosur

Venezuela is interested in becoming a member of a “new Mercosur,” but if there’s ...