Education is the most important part in
preparing generation of a nation. The success of a nation
can also be measured on how education is organized.
Japan is one of the countries in the world with good
reputation in terms of education. However, it does not
mean Japan has no problem in the delivery of education.
Problems concerning student behavior also happened in
Japan, one of them is futōkō or school absenteeism in this
case the absence of students in school for long periods of
time. Students who are absent in school for a long time
will have a negative impact, especially in terms of
socialization. The increasing number of students who are
absent from school leads to anxiety among parents and
the community, so the government is considered
important to address the problem immediately. Japanese
government through Ministry of Education designed
policies to help students who are absent in school to
continue receiving education. In addition to the
government, non-profit organizations or NGOs also work
on programs to help these students. The government and
NGO collaborate in schooling support networks so that
futōkō issues can be resolved.
Keywords : Futōkō; School Non-Attendance; Education Policy; Free-School; Schooling Support System.