Preparing your kids for the Big One

Making earthquake preparation fun at the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park


There’s something about being present in a simulated environment that makes it more memorable than than a book or video. I hesitate to describe it as “fun,” and I don’t want to come across as flippant or disrespectful, but the fact that it’s enjoyable — exciting even — is what I think makes it stick with the kids and help them recall it if ever needed. Moreover, this was the first time that my children and I went through these procedures together, rather than me at my office and them at their school.

Read the entire article at the Japan Times website.

Preparing your kids for the Big One   The Japan Times

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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