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Tokyo Help WaNavi Japan Classes

TOKYO HELP WANAVI JAPAN CLASSES

Are you considering sending your child to Japanese Kindergarten? Do you want to learn how the Japanese Healthcare System works or understand Japanese ingredients and food labeling? Come on down to the Best Living Japan studio and join one of the Tokyo Help WaNavi Classes to learn about Japanese Kindergarten education, how to read Japanese food labeling, and How the Japanese healthcare system works. WaNavi, a Japanese NPO, will hold three sessions on these topics in the Fall 2018. All WaNavi classes cost 5,000  JPY + 8% JP consumption tax.  Click here for discount voucher information.  Best Living Japan offers cooking, lifestyle, and crafting classes every day. Click here for August-December 2018 courses.

Tokyo Help WaNavi Japan Classes

SAT, September 8

2:00pm-4:00pm

Japanese Yochien Education – What to Expect for Children and Parents

  • More and more international families are considering the Japanese Yochien for preschool education.
  • Learn about how to get in (school briefings, open schools, and interviews), how much parent involvement there is, and the difference between public and private yochien education.
  • Childcare provided.
WED, October 10

1:00pm-3:00pm

Understanding Japanese Ingredients and Food Labeling

  • Learn about the food culture in Japan and understand how to read food labeling.
  • Learn how to choose and order food according to dietary/religious/cultural restrictions in Japanese. 
  • Childcare provided.
  • Short tour at the local supermarket.
MON, November 12

1:00pm-4:00pm

Demystifying the Japanese Healthcare System

  • Learn how the healthcare system works and understand how to utilize various services.
  • Learn the basic and most essential words used in a medical emergency. 
  • There will be CPR and AED training.

Tokyo Help WaNavi Japan Classes

Instructors

Motoko Kimura
Founder and Co-Executive Director, WaNavi Japan
Motoko is in charge of Development and Facilitation of WaNavi Workshops and NavigationWaNavi Services. Together with Mina, she is also a visiting lecturer at the Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy where they lead the Japanese Culture Course.
She is from Hokkaido, Japan and spent her youth in New Zealand. After earning her B.A. in Policy Science from Keio University, she started her professional career at Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) where she engaged in development policy research projects to support various developing countries through ODA (Official Development Assistance). After living in the Philippines with her husband, she was involved in NPO work supporting refugees in Japan. She became a professional instructor of Japanese language and culture, teaching students from many countries as well as asylum seekers in Japan. She founded WaNavi Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 to support international mothers and raise funds for the mothers in Tohoku. She is now a qualified Bousaishi (Disaster Prevention Specialist) and a mother of two daughters.

Mina Kanai Nishisaka
Co-Executive Director, WaNavi Japan
Mina is a facilitator of WaNavi Workshops and is in charge of Communications/PR, and Sales for WaNavi Japan. Together with Motoko, she is also a visiting lecturer at the Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy where they lead the Japanese Culture Course.
She has previously worked at Monex Group for their CEO Office where she was responsible for Corporate Communications. Prior to joining the Monex Group, she worked at Citigroup in Japan where she started her career. Mina earned her B.A. in Environmental Information from Keio University, and obtained her M.A. in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Mina was born in Tokyo and spent her youth in the United States of America. She is a qualified Bousaishi (Disaster Prevention Specialist) and a mother of two children.

Yayoi Abe
Director, WaNavi Japan
Yayoi is in charge of Shared Learning Events. She started her carreer at Japan Bank for International Cooperation in the Project Development Department assisting in the procurement process of worldwide projects. She also worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm as an assistant to domestic and international lawyers. She earned her M.A. in Human Sciences from the University of the Sacred Heart.

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