Category Archives: 03_First Son (Taka)

I’ve got interviewed by JEN

Last week, I’ve got an interview by JEN–Non-Governmental Organization JEN–as I’m a “Monthly Supporter“.They are making effort to PR JEN without using too much money so that they can use money to help people, so they planned this interview to find way.

JEN’s office is very near from IIDABASHI station. This was my second visit to JEN’s office, because last year, I interviewed with Keiko Kiyama, who is the Co-president of JEN. I’ve been a big fan of Ms. Kiyama since I saw her in a TV program. I was happy to visit JEN again.

This is the interview pages of Keiko Kiyama! She told us about the meaning of happiness in this interview.

Unfortunately Ms. Kiyama was on her business trip to United Nation’s New York Office, but the staffs I met this time were also so attractive and nice! I really enjoyed talking with them.

One of the most interesting project of JEN is “Media Project” held in zaatari camp in jordan. Through the Media Project, project members publish a magazine, “The Road“, and they also make movies. Movie making project is called “In Transit“.

We can hear the real voice of young people in zaatari camp by watching these videos.

As for the magazine “The Road”, Japanese media “Courrier Japon” is interested in the project and their website has special pages.



You can read Keiko Kiyama’s impressive interview in the book, “Business News for Future Global Leaders” though it is written in Japanese 😉

Correct Understanding on Beetles


“Beetles are summer insects, right?” When we came home from nursery school, Taka said to me. So I said, “Yes, they only exist in summer.” without any question.

But he had a question. He said, “Yeah…, as long as you are talking about ADULT beetles”. He implied that as the beetle larvas exist all the year around, you can’t define beetles as the summer insects.

Our world is not only consist of aboveground world but also underground world!

The True Name of Moomin

One day, on the way home from nursery school, Taka told me.

“The true name of Moomin is,….”



“Moomin Michael.”moomin2I’m not sure if this information is correct.

(Actually, I’m almost sure that this information is not correct.)


If I were a heart


Taka, age 5, said to me.

“If I were a heart, I could work in someone’s body.”

I often see a sentence, “If I were a bird, I could fly in the sky.” but this is the first time I think about becoming a heart.

Daubt of Waterproof Poster



My colleague gave me a waterproof ABC poster for kids. After I went home, I handed it to Taka saying, “You can take this into the bath! Put this on the bath wall.” But I found he left it outside. He told me, “I think it doesn’t look OK in the water.”

He is such a careful person.

The poster’s texture is really like a ordinary paper, but it says, trash it as a plastic.

Preparing for nursery school

nurseryschoolMy two boys, Age 5 and Age 2, goes to nursery school every weekday. As of this, I have to prepare nursery school goods for them every single day, and finally I found my beautiful solution!

Preparing every goods at once on the weekend!

First, gather the stuff like T-shirts, pants, towels from closets. Second, make them into five 5 bundles for each kid. At last, wrap them with rubber bands, put cups and toothbrushes into small bags. This will help you a lot on weekday mornings and I’m sure you will appreciate to yourself!!!

After I decided to do this, I bought extra clothes so that I can prepare at once.

In the Photograph above, you see 5 bundles for 2 years old Haru and another 5 bundles for 5 years old Taka and 5 small bags for Taka.

Each bundle for Haru contains…

*1 T-shirt

*1 Pant

*1 Under wear

*1 towel to dry hands

*2 towels to wipe his mouth on lunch and snack time

*1 cup

*1 toothbrush

Each bundles for Taka contains…

*1 T-shirt

*1 pant

*1 under wear

*1 towels to dry hand

*1 cup

*1 toothbrushe

*1 set of chopstick

I hope this will make your busy morning happier!

What had you been doing…


On our way home from nursery school, Taka asked me, “What had you been doing until we came into being?”.

I tried to remember what I was doing then, and knew I was working at any rate. What else did I do? Honestly, maybe I was looking for someone to get married…!