LWIF EP87: Elementary School Rules in Japan

These are what the rules are like in Aiko and Shin’s elementary school in Japan. There are some rules the kids forgot to talk about, like no wearing outdoor shoes in school or everyone has to eat the same lunch (which is made fresh everyday at school). What are school rules like where you’re from?

LWIF EP86: The Rules that Rule Japan

Some people think Japan is a strange and different land, that they’ll never understand. Why do the Japanese do what they do? Well, Japan and its people are not so hard to comprehend, once you realize that it’s all about the rules. Once you know them, your time here will be easy peasy, Japaneasy. It’d be my pleasure if you join me in discovering the rules that rule Japan.

LWIF EP85: Helping Homeless Cats (in Canada)

My kids, Aiko and Shin, have always loved cats. Unfortunately, our family has never had cats. In Japan, we encounter a lot of strays, and the kids would always like to play with them and try to feed them. On our trip back to Canada, we wanted to find out more about how to help homeless cats, so we visited our local humane society, the BC SPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is what we learned.

LWIF EP83: What a Japanese Nursing Home is Like

In this video, we go on a tour of a couple of Azalee’s Nursing Homes in Japan. In Japan, hospitals and clinics must be non-profit and owned and operated by physicians. Health care costs are standardized across the country, with no single physicians able to charge a different price for a procedure.