The Kyodo System Japanese language schools will hold open houses at the following locations on Saturday, June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2012 Shichi Go San event at Rafu Chuo Gakuen.

• Valley Gakuen (elementary, junior and senior high school), 8850 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley. Phone: (818) 504-0959

• Rafu Chuo Gakuen (preschool, elementary, junior and senior high school), 202 N. Saratoga St., Los Angeles. Phone: (323) 268-4955

• Pasadena Gakuen (elementary and junior high school), 595 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena. Phone: (626) 405-2321

• Ko Chu Gakubu/Kyodo System Headquarters (elementary, junior and senior high school, cultural classes),1218 Menlo Ave., Los Angeles. Phone: (213) 383-4706

• Daiichi Gakuen Irvine (elementary, junior and senior high school), 23802 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills (St. George’s Church). Phone: (213) 383-4706

Every Saturday, students learn not only the language and culture of Japan but also engage in various activities throughout the year. The main events are academic achievement exhibits and speech contests. Students work hard to compete in the final speech contest in the spring.

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