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    It’s Finally Here! Summer Release of Part 2

    August 22, 2023

    The dragonflies circling above and the slight yellowing of the rice fields signal that summer’s end is drawing close. Meanwhile, in Japan many students begin Term 2 of the school year, and some of their international counterparts start the first semester.

    As the summer heat gives way and the “best” beach days become numbered, now is the perfect time to help your preschool-aged child jump into language immersion that is simple, fun, and play-based!

    Children living outside of Japan can be given the tools to fluency in a second language by enjoying a Japanese language experience like no other, filled with hundreds of links to Japanese children’s songs, picture-book recommendations, art projects, crafts, physical activities, and more.

    Children living in Japan can have the opportunity to benefit from a program that is the only one if its kind – a one year home education program that enables English speaking parents or caregivers to teach hiragana (the Japanese phonetic alphabet) with a schedule that is simple and easy to follow.

    For more about our one year program and the Part 2 release, read below!

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  • Special Summer Sale!

    Hiragana at Home, Part 2, is on track to release very soon!!  Hiragana at Home is a one year home education program for learning hiragana (the Japanese language) using a downloadable PDF schedule that…

    August 18, 2023
  • Summer Announcements

    Summer is here, and it has been eventful at the Haruna Home! We spent much of spring in the garden planting and enjoying the good weather. We also traveled to the city twice so…

    July 11, 2023
  • Giveaway Announcement!!

    Special giveaway announcement!! The Spring Release Sale of Hiragana at Home has ended.. But, if you missed the sale and would still like to get our preschool-level home education language program at a reduced…

    April 14, 2023
  • The Spring Release Is Here!!

    We’re super excited to announce that after much anticipation and a lot of hard work, the spring release of Hiragana at Home, Part 1, is here!! Our one year complete program (Parts 1, 2,…

    April 5, 2023
  • Hiragana at Home: Spring Sale

    The Spring Release of Hiragana at Home, Part 1 is nearly here!! As long as there are no technical difficulties, we plan to release Part 1 on April 5th, 2023 (Japan time)! You will…

    April 4, 2023
  • Hiragana at Home: Spring Release Update!

    In our last post, we introduced a home education language-learning resource called Hiragana at Home. You can read the introduction post here (which has been updated with some of the new information featured in…

    March 24, 2023
  • Coming Soon: Hiragana at Home!!

    I’ve been keeping a secret!! We are excited to announce the upcoming release of a brand-new home education resource: Hiragana at Home! As a mother living in Japan and a second-language speaker of Japanese,…

    February 8, 2023
  • We’re Expecting – Again!

    I’ve been quiet on the blog for a while, and with good reason.. Shortly after my last post, I found out that we are expecting – again!…

    January 22, 2023
  • Purchasing an Akiya in Japan

    Photo: sunflower fields in Saiyo, Hyogo It has now been a little over 2 months since we moved into our new residence! Our “new” fixer-upper home located in rural Hyogo, Japan, was an akiya,…

    September 3, 2022