Thanks to Rhomel for sharing his experience learning Japanese both in Japan and in the United States. I could totally relate to the struggles he went through. When you’re in Japan, you would think immersing yourself would be easy, but it’s not always the case.
Big thanks to my former Japanese language teacher for letting me interview her about all sorts of things, from the types of Japanese language schools, to what it’s like on the other side of the classroom, to the ambitions of the students.
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?
Aiko compares what elementary school is like in British Columbia, Canada vs. Tokyo, Japan. Questions 0:04 Food 1:23 Rules 2:25 More Rules 2:56 Breaks 3:37 Homework 4:18 Physical Education 5:12 Field Trips 6:17 Course Difficulty 7:05 Canadian Pros 7:46 Japanese Pros 8:28 Classmates 9:40 Teachers 9:58 Canada or Japan? 10:22 What About Shin? What’s school like where you’re from?
Shin, for the first time, is the main host! He shows what an elementary school student in Japan needs when going back to school after summer break.
Hello World! A lot of people think school in Japan is tough and there’s a lot of homework. Here’s a quick video showing what homework can be found in the backpack of a third grade elementary school student in Tokyo. There’s Kanji, reading, math, and even cleaning shoes.