In Japan everybody can attend school if they meet they age requirement
If you are Japanese and go o a public school or a private school either way it is not free heir is charges for every single grade.
School in Japan is composed of elementary school (lasting six years), middle school (three years), high school (three years), and university (four years).
In Japan the school year begins in April and ends in March. In America, the school year starts around October and ends in June.
In Japan they have shorter summers,(summer vacation) is about five weeks long in Japan. It was about twice as long in America, and students have to go to school many times for their school club / team practice during summer vacation.
Japanese students must do a lot of homework during summer vacation.