Kirsty Kawano

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

Bullying in Japanese Schools

The Japanese word "ijime" sounds much more sinister than its English translation, bullying. For today’s Japanese parents, their experience of bullying was back in the...

May 23, 2016 | Families

Japanese School Lunches: More Than Just a Meal

Fittingly for a country with its own rich traditional cuisine, Japan takes its catered elementary school lunches very seriously. More than just a meal, lunchtime...

February 22, 2016 | Families