EDUCATION OF JAPANESE CHILDREN

In this article we will talk about the education of Japanese children, comparing it where possible with the education of British children.

Japan, describing it as a city, appears calmer and safer than England, the number of crimes committed each year is very low, if we want to compare it to England or to European countries considered 'safe'.

Could it be due to the education that is given to children from an early age?


We'll see!


Japanese citizens are very respectful of rules and duties, so children are also very obedient to their parents. It is a cultural question.

From an early age, Japanese children have a very loving relationship with their mother, which becomes more and more remarkable and resolute as they grow up, in fact there are few babysitters in Japan, because the mother tries to devote herself to the children at 360 degrees.

It is precisely the mother figure that directs the child towards the choice of a sport, a school rather than another or a hobby. And she is the one who chooses clothes or toys, what to watch on TV or what to eat.

A very important aspect, different from British culture, is that Japanese children from an early age acquire a great sense of responsibility, thanks to parents who want help in their children with household tasks, such as setting, clearing, washing, dressing, keep your games and your room in order.

Furthermore, the sense of responsibility is also visible in their independence; children from an early age are pushed by their parents to move alone or to take the subway to go to school. This is feasible precisely because Japan is seen as a safe country, where there is a vicious circle of the education of every single person.

Growing up, they leave their parents' home very early, some even soon after high school or during. They decide to go and live alone, looking for a job as clerks or waiters, in order to pay rent and university fees. This attitude is very different from British kids, who, for the most part, are lulled into parental care, leaving them university fees to pay or rented houses for those studying in another city.

Another very important aspect is harmony. In Japan, to live in harmony it is necessary to understand others, to be empathetic, to understand that every action affects the feelings of others and can hurt. There is no discrimination, every job is equal to the other, if you are a doctor or worker it changes very little, because what is important is respect for others, whatever role they have.

In this way, through the value of harmony, children learn to collaborate in small groups, reaching common goals.

In England, however, very often parents are afraid of saying 'no' to their children, and there is an abuse of technological shortcuts to entertain the little ones, especially while at the table to eat.

Moreover, unlike in Japan, where the man who leads the family, in England almost all women work, so very often they leave their children to babysitters, who, sometimes too young or inexperienced, do not follow the education of children.


The problem and the biggest difference is that if on the one hand we find ourselves educated, responsible and conscious children, on the other hand we will find ourselves irresponsible children and with little sense of duty and sacrifice. Very often there are discrimination between people, or between jobs, so much so that very often, especially in the north west of England, Manchester, the boys do not have any problems whatsoever to throw a paper on the ground, rather than in the special basket.


Everything changes based on the culture to which one belongs and based on the way in which one is educated, Japanese education comes straight to the heart and even the country, as described, seems to be a place to visit immediately.