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119: Parenting in Japan and the Education System Part 1
Episode 11914th February 2022 • Transformations with Jayne • Jayne Nakata
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This week we have a special two part series about being a parent in Japan and navigating the transitions for families when children enter school in Japan or move to a new level of schooling.

In this episode you will hear:

  • Considerations for choosing daycare or a kindergarten for your child
  • The secret side entrances to kindergartens!
  • How kindergarten can affect the start that kids have when they reach elementary school
  • The private school decision and what it's like attending a "prep school" for private elementary school
  • The difference between Tokyo ward and Tokyo city schools

Connect with the guests:

Kristine Ayuzawa

Fran Ishido

Jacqui Miyabayashi

Jordana Matsuda