How many mums like myself have, in the past, toiled infernal hours and late into the night sewing school items for their children? Good news for mums with children in local Japanese yochiens and elementary schools. You can now have order-made from NUTTE or Yuzawaya your child's school items such as bookbags and shoebags. Unfortunately, their… Continue reading With Yuzawaya’s and nutte’s services, moms with kids in the Japanese schools no longer have to slog away their sewing machines
The article below highlights the plight of working parents seeking quality childcare. Setagaya ward's available childcare spots was oversubscribed by more than double. Some of Tokyo's wards are seeing sharp population growth. To cope, some wards like Minato ward have been "operating 12 “urgent provisional nursery facilities” for the last 10 years, utilizing unused primary… Continue reading Current concerns: Available places in Tokyo wards’ childcare facilities continue to be oversubscribed due to burgeoning demand
Hello to our readers regular and new, after an unusually long hiatus (it has been quieter on the education scene than usual, perhaps because of the turnover of the Financial Year), we return with our regular roundup of news about educational issues and matters. Below you will find news briefs, headlines and excerpts of recent… Continue reading EDU WATCH: Two Japanese school students get to name an asteroid; UNESCO honors kids who created postquake newspaper; 17 yr old steals chemicals from school storeroom to make bomb …Health & Safety matters…Piranha alert!