Kirsty Kawano is an Australian who has lived in Japan for many years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.
Articles By Kirsty
December 27, 2016 | Families
Perhaps the biggest and most immediate change that accompanies your child’s graduation from kindergarten to elementary school in Japan is her newfound independence. No longer...
March 21, 2016 | Families
Japanese schools have long been criticized for excessive use of rote learning and cookie-cutter output of students. But as Japanese society changes, its schools are...
December 8, 2015 | Families
Parent Teacher Associations and their activities help bring school communities together and, as my local one did for me, can provide you with a safe...
October 1, 2015 | Families