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

Pros and Cons of the Japanese Public School System

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

All You Need to Know About Tokyo Public School PTAs

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

Share in the Music at Shibuya’s Zunchaka Music Jam Festival

This Sunday, Shibuya will be filled with music, fun and good vibes for the first Shibuya Zunchaka music festival, and you are invited to be...

August 5, 2015 | Lifestyle

Organic Life Tokyo 2015

Organic Life Tokyo, coming up later this month, is one of the biggest yoga events in the Tokyo area, with nearly 80 instructors teaching classes...

April 8, 2015 | Lifestyle

Ryozan Park Otsuka’s Innovative Workspace for Parents

Ryozan Park Otsuka, a new office space in Tokyo, is offering parents a fresh alternative to traditional childcare options with a combined work and play...

March 9, 2015 | Families, Lifestyle

Brooklyn’s Gorilla Coffee Hits Shibuya

Brooklyn-born coffee shop Gorilla Coffee has recently opened in Shibuya and is offering its “mighty strong coffee” along with some other novel menu items. The...

February 9, 2015 | Food & Drink