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26Feb2018

mt. hakodate, shiga

went to skiing at Takashima City, Shiga.

My first skiing experience was from elementary school PE class, to Makino, near Mt Hakodate. It’s just one of the normal government-run school, but if I look back (and compare with expat-international schools in Hong Kong), Japanese local elementary schools are quite amazing to offer variety of experiences to all the children.

There are a lot of criticism on Japanese education (and I do agree to some), but personally at this moment, I don’t know any other country which offers so much non-academic experiences in such a high standard (e.g. PE, music, art, calligraphy, etc.).

My prents didin’t take me to skiing, nor selodom to kids-centered trips (except visiting relatives), similar to most of my classmates, but school teachers did all the work to let the kids exposed to new activities. Simply amazing.

 

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