Shima and Jenny reside in Tokyo with their 2 young children, Velour Jean and Birdie Moon. Shima was born and raised in Japan, while Jenny matured near Chicago and relocated to Japan 10 years back. I invested a day with the household to learn more about all that is terrific and difficult about raising kids in the city. We spoke about bathing culture (Jenny’s preferred aspect of residing in Japan), how Japanese moms and dads foster self-reliance (numerous young kids take the train to school all on their own) and the value of letting kids take dangers.

Have a look at the video to hear the discussion– and to see a fantastic living-room efficiency by four-year-old Velour Jean.