National Geographic : 1936 Apr
Photograph byW.Kobert Moore CLASSROOMS ARE FOR BOYS ONLY, OR FOR GIRLS, BUT PRIMARY CHILDREN PLAY TOGETHER A loudspeaker on the lower balcony calls these youngsters back to work. Modern Japanese schools are modeled after American, but "character" courses areincluded in which students are taught reverence for their ancestors and love of country, as well as the three "R's." Recesses, for 15minutes offree play, follow each study-and recitation period. This modern, fireproof building in Tokyo contrasts strikingly with the native homes at the left.