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The Japanese Community

Japan is a major investor in Paris Region.
700 Japanese companies have set up operations in the Paris Region. Whether you're new to Paris Region or thinking of moving here, you'll be able to join the 11,000 Japanese who have also chosen to live and work here. It's easy to get in touch with the dynamic international and Japanese community.



Japanese Companies
In Paris Region
Japanese People
In Paris Region
Japanese Students In Higher Education
Over 500,000 Japanese Tourists Visit Paris Region Every Year



Japanese Language Programs in Schools and Higher Education

Some Japanese language school options are available in Paris Region for children of all ages.
Japanese families can opt for the French school system which follows the national French curriculum, by choosing a public school, or bilingual and bicultural programs adapted to bilingual and non-French speaking young children.
French schools with Japanese International Sections are open to children from preschool to high school and offer the International Option of the Baccalaureate (OIB) diploma. Among them, the The Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a highly reputed establishment, offers children from all over the world a French education coupled with bilingual teaching in their mother tongue, and a Japanese section.

In addition, bilingual or international schools (privately funded schools) also provide a variety of programs and diplomas.

Among them, Institut culturel franco-japonais - École japonaise de Paris, also known as the Japanese School of Paris, has been welcoming Japanese children from 1st to 9th grade since 1973. We provide children with an education "just like in Japan". It is the only school in France approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Find the best international schools for your children

To pursue higher education or a doctorate in Paris Region, Campus France Japon acts as a key information desk, guiding and supporting Japanese students for opportunities to study in Paris Region. A list of schools is available on the website of the Japanese Embassy in France.

Japanese Economic, Political and Cultural Organizations

Many Japanese institutions operate in Paris Region. The economic or political organizations include:


Cultural and leisure organizations include:


Networking and Recreational Activities

Newcomers will easily join a large and dynamic Japanese community in Paris Region: whether through social network groups, daily life, business-oriented groups, websites, networking for expatriates (WICE, InterNations, Expats Paris, …) and Japanese or bilingual activities for children (museum workshops, sports, arts, etc.). You will find support, reliable information on expat-related topics and opportunities to meet new people or develop new business contacts.

Paris Region has many active Japanese-speaking associations, mixing meetings in every corner of the Region, parents discussion groups, cultural outings, books exchanges, leisure activities, happy hours, etc… Among them are: Association Culturelle Franco-Japonaise de Tenri, Alliance Franco-Japonaise d'Art floral (AFJAF) Ikenobo France, Association Franco-Japonaise


Some Japanese Companies Present in Paris Region