Back to School in Kansai
Dressed in light summer uniforms, Japanese students are heading back to school to see friends. Many are laughing and giggling with the schoolmates as they stand lined on platforms waiting for the train to take them to the place they will spend most of their adolescent years before they begin working full-time.
It’s exciting now, but in a few days the enjoyment of going to school will be a watward thought of the past. They won’t enjoy going to school again until their next break is over, winter, and then once they begin working full-time as they think back over their youthful years.
Read more about the author of this post: Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996. Read more from this author
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