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The end of an era.

As my children grow older I have to have a clearout of the books etc I taught them Japanese from.

Yes, I taught them Japanese as I believed and still believe that they should not lose their heritage. 

I taught myself the language as a ten year old back in the ’70s and would feel that although I had no intention of marrying or having children, especially Japanese ones, that it would be a waste for them to only speak English and it would be a good skill for them to have. 

I have had (and sometimes continue to have) arguments with my hubby in ‘letting it go as we are not living in Japan’, but NOT while I’m alive will I stop ‘teaching/telling them about their heritage and my love of Japan.

Today, I am letting go of the various 0-10 books and games I have accumulated over the years from Japan before my kids were even thought of when I was an ESOL/TEFOL teacher in Japan.

I am planning to teach basic Japanese in primary schools, in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It’s just how to get that off the ground? ?

Anyway as my youngest will be starting Year 6 Japanese school, soon, these items are not needed anymore.

I hope they go to a good home. 

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