Japan's private schools carry out diverse and distinctive educational and research activities in the spirits of their founding. Private schools play an important role in Japanese school education. Today, private schools account for about 80 percent of students at the university and junior college level, 30 percent at the upper secondary school level, and 80 percent at the kindergarten level.

 MEXT works to promote private schools so that they operate in a stable and sustained manner centered on their students. MEXT's measures include tax incentives, subsidies focused mainly on operating costs, loans through the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan, administrative guidance, and support for administrative improvement.

(Private Education Institution Administration Division, Private Education Institution Department)