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A Japanese school that prepares students for entrance exams, as for admission to a university, and is attended in addition to public school.

[Japanese, from Early Middle Chinese dʑuwk, gate room, private school (also the source of Mandarin shú).]


(in Japan) a school offering intensive education outside normal school hours


(ˈdʒu ku)
n., pl. -ku.
(in Japan) a school, attended in addition to one's normal school, where students prepare for college entrance examinations.
[1980–85; < Japanese]
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But in this age of high-pressure education, juku (cram schools), both parents working, the breakdown of the extended family, and fear by parents of molestation reducing kids' chances to spend some "down time" together while walking home from school, it's no wonder that kids are taking these problems internally and finding themselves unable to cope.
One of the key features included in the first series was a GPS-aided application that included user location data in email sent from the phone (so that parents would know whether young Yukiko-chan was actually at juku (cram class) -- or not).