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How a Japanese elementary school prepared my child for college in the U.S.

How a Japanese elementary school prepared my child for college in the U.S.

Chicago Tribune - By Kumiko Makihara

When my son was in elementary school in Tokyo, he had to weed the school grounds, cook a full-course meal and swim for more than an hour in a jellyfish-strewn ocean. I'm from Japan and went to elementary school there, too, but maybe I got soft from living overseas for years. These activities struck …

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