A juvenile correction facility near Yokohama has been helping offenders of foreign descent turn their lives around for the past three decades.

In a country where language and cultural barriers are often the root cause of delinquency, the Kurihama Juvenile Training School plays a big role in helping young boys rejoin and participate in Japanese society.

As of December, around 10 out of the some 60 youths at the facility in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, were enrolled in a program designed to improve their Japanese skills and learn more about Japan's culture to help them succeed on the outside.