Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Japan for Kids has become a classic. Well-organized and family-oriented, it provides endless suggestions for activities."-Japan Times
"Japan for Kids was written by two expatriate mothers. Families planning to relocate to Tokyo, or those just passing through, should put aside their Japanese grammars, histories and business materials to spend an hour or two with this wonderful book." -Asian Wall Street Journal
"Most books for kids tell us how and where to keep them amused. Japan for Kids is, instead, a family event. I admire Diane and Jeanne for the effort and enthusiasm they put into these pages. Whether you want a festival or a catalog, an aquarium or a toy museum, this book will be a very satisfying guide-even if you don't have children. I know it will be a best-seller for years to come." -Jean Pearce
"Tokyo often seems like a city that was designed solely with the purpose of overtime work and adult pleasures in mind. But once one gets out with the wee ones and starts to explore Tokyo and its environs, there are wonderful treats in store for the readers of this guide." -Eye Ai magazine
The essential guide to entertaining and raising children in Japan. Written by long-term residents this book includes ideas for rainy days, local travel, health care, and education.
About the Author
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.