The Japanese International School was founded in Düsseldorf in 1971. After some time in temporary premises, it finally found its home in a new building on the left bank of the Rhine in Oberkassel. At the time, parents formed the “Japanische International Schule e.V.” association, while the City of Düsseldorf provided the construction site. This school is modelled on the Japanese education system and is divided into 6 years of primary and 3 years of intermediary education. Almost 650 girls and boys are taught there, mainly by teachers posted from Japan. The first Japanese kindergarten was founded in 1983, and there are meanwhile four such facilities.