Category Archives: Family

Happy Otsukimi Moon-Viewing 2015

Hi Everyone, This weekend there are a lot of Autumn-festivals going on across places like China, Korea and Japan. I’ve talked about Korean Chuseok before, so today I wanted to post about the Japanese festival of O-tsukimi (お月見). Compared to … Continue reading

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Going To School In Japan

Hello, My wife and kids have been in Japan for the past few weeks visiting relatives, and we decided to enroll our daughter (a.k.a. “Princess”) into the local elementary school for a week. We were unsure whether she would fit … Continue reading

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The Power of Family and Environment

Hi all, Recently I was reading an article by Al-Jazeera English1 about a young man, named Adolfo Davis, who has been in prison in Illinois since he was 14. Now he is 38, one year older than me, and will … Continue reading

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Happy Children’s Day 2015

May 5th in Japan is the traditional holiday of Children’s Day or kodomo no hi (子供の日). Originally celebrated as a seasonal holiday for boys (a counterpart to Girls Day, March 3rd) it gradually expanded to include all children. However, even … Continue reading

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Little Guy Goes To School

Hi all, This is Little Guy. He is almost 19 months old, and is wearing his first backpack. :) We gots this backpack as a welcoming gift for subscribing him to Benesse’s distance-learning series. He likes to wear it all … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Phantom Menace

Spock: Is it possible that we two, you and I, have grown so old and so inflexible that we have outlived our usefulness? –Star Trek VI Hi all, My daughter, “Princess” is now 8 years old, and takes after her … Continue reading

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Preparing for Children’s Day

Hi all, As readers know, we celebrate Girls’ Day every year. This is a Japanese holiday on March 3rd celebrating young ladies and wishing them happiness and prosperity. However, there is another holiday for boys called Children’s Day, or kodomo … Continue reading

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