Noriko Kawai, Mayor of Kizugawa City
Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and greetings from Kizugawa City!
As we progress through the middle of the 2016 fiscal year, we in Kizugawa City are pleased to see our students in their final years of elementary and middle schools perform above the national average in all areas of study.
To continue on this upward path, in addition to supplementary education for school-aged children provided by a group of dedicated individuals, we have introduced the “Step-Up Learning” program for middle school students and the “Hop-Up Learning” program for elementary students to assist them in their educational growth. Keeping with the times, we have also implemented interactive whiteboards as well as digital textbooks to all classes throughout the city to keep students engaged and excited about academics.
Later this year, Mr. Toshinari Takaoka, native of Kizugawa and Japanese marathon record holder, will be speaking to the student body and holding a track and field workshop for Yamashiro Middle School students to rein in the 70th anniversary of the school’s founding.
As a city we will continue to strive for the peak in education, sports, and international discourse, and through the combined efforts of our citizens and our partners and friends in the Kansai Science City we can create an environment where the children of Kizugawa City can grow intellectually, mentally and physically sound.
Please join us later this year in November and experience life through art as we hold our themed art exhibition "Inochi" in the Yamashiro area of Kizugawa City. For more information, visit our City Hall or our new tourism page “Exploring Kizugawa.”
We hope to see you soon in Kizugawa!