Here are some additional sources if you’re interested in pursuing anything further.

Rebecca Fukuzawa and Gerald K. LeTendre. 2001. Intense Years: How Japanese Adolescents Balance School, Family, and Friends. New York: Routledge Press.
Selection includes: Introduction, Chapter 1 “The Curriculum and Life in Classrooms,” Chapter 2 “Exams, Juku, and the Pressure to Advance in School,” Chapter 3 “The Ideal of Education: A ‘Family Community,” and Chapter 7 “Family Relations and the School.” Pages: 1-44 and 95-112.

Miyake Akimasa. 2011. “Rewriting History in a Textbook in Contemporary Japan.” In Designing History in East Asian Textbooks: Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations. Edited by Gotelind Müller.

Yoneyama, Shoko and Asao Naito. 2003. “Problems with the Paradigm: The school as a factor in understanding bullying (with special reference to Japan).” British Journal of Sociology of Education 24(3): 315-330.

Yoshiko Nozaki. 2008. War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japan: The Japanese History Textbook Controversy and Ienaga Saburo's Court Challenges. New York: Routledge.
Selection includes: Introduction, Chapter 3 “Counter-memories of the Asia-Pacific War,” Chapter 4 “Ienaga Saburo’s Third Lawsuit and Strategic Conjectures,” and Chapter 7 “Nationalism, Democracy, and the Textbook Market.”

Aaron L. Miller. Discourses of Discipline: An Anthropology of Corporal Punishment in Japan's Schools and Sports. Berkeley: Institute for East Asian Studies.

The JET Program
David McConnell. Importing Diversity: Inside Japan's JET Program.

Brian McVeigh. 2002. Japanese Higher Education as Myth. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.
Chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight. Disability and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School.
Selections. Pages TBA.