Japan for Kids: The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Their Children

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Kodansha International, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 399 pages
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Every year, thousands of families visit or relocate to Japan. Fourteen years ago, Jeanne Huey and Diane Wiltshire made the crossing. Five children and six years later they wrote the first complete guide to entertaining and raising children in this fascinating but often baffling land. Now, eight years on they offer a fully updated version, with hundreds of new additions on:

o AMUSEMENTS festivals, theme parks, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums
o OUTINGS museums, beaches, parks, playgrounds, gardens
o TRAVEL TIPS moving, coping with jet lag, getting around town, day trips
o SHOPPING where to buy anything, from food to fashions to futons
o HEALTH CARE dentists and doctors, pregnancy and childbirth, medical emergencies
o EDUCATION daycare, international schools, the Japanese system, bilingualism
o ACTIVITIES talent agencies, sports, Japanese traditions, and extracurricular classes
? MAIL ORDER listings, catalogs, and the Internet...and much, much more

Compact yet bulging with priceless information and hundreds of tips, the new Japan for Kids is essential reading for families heading for or living in this part of the Far East. From planetariums to petting zoos, educational materials to interactive museums, this handy reference book remains indispensable-a guide that no parent can go without.
 

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Contents

Foreword Dr Ryoko Dozono
7
Parks Playgrounds and Gardens
126
Amusement Parks Aquariums and Zoos
158
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The authors, Diane and Jeanne, at a local playground in Tokyo with their "research assistants," Kennedy, Kane, Michelena, Nathan, and Gabriella. After living in Japan for a combined total of seventeen years, Diane and Jeanne returned to the United States with their families. Jeanne is now an attorney in Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate law. Diane, columnist for the Tokyo Weekender and author of Design with Japanese Obi, frequently travels to Japan from her home on the East Coast.

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