Here are some differences between school in the USA and Japan.
1) The students use lockers at school.
2) No textbooks, everyone has a laptop.
3) Less homework overall.
4) 90 minute classes, three times a week (like college).
5) Students can use smart phones and iPods at school (but not in class)
6) 3 months of summer!
7) More than half of the students drive their own car to school.
8) No cleaning time in USA, "Janitors" are hired to clean the school.