Archive for the 'KidZania' Category

Stories from our visit to an amazing place for kids to experience the fun parts of the adult world, the KidZania in Kobe, Japan, initially described on this post.

Appliance Repair at KidZania

On our trip to KidZania in Kobe, Japan last month, which included stints working on a train and hosting a radio show, he also took time to learn appliance repair. Already five years ago he was an expert on vacuum cleaners, so it's only natural that's what he worked on here.

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Driving a Train at KidZania

As I mentioned in the previous post, on Friday we went to KidZania, a wonderful place covered in these many posts.

Unlike the first time, which was crammed full of families at absolute capacity, this time was on a school day that Anthony had off, and there were only about half the kids (capacity is 800 kids, and there were about 400, we were told). The breathing room made it much more enjoyable, especially for the parents because you could move easily when you wanted, and sit when you wanted. For the kids, there was a lot less waiting... often, [...]

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Anthony’s Radio Show

(All these photos are through multiple layers of glass from outside the studio, so sorry about the quality.)

Anthony did a solo radio show today for "Funky 802" (FM802, a popular Osaka pop radio station). It was his first time on the radio, and though he started a bit rough, he quickly warmed up to it.

( Either that, or we went to KidZania for the day. )

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KidZania Wrapup: Graphic Design and a Pizza Dinner

This is #8 (and the final post) in a series on our visit to KidZania in Nishinomiya, Japan, where Anthony's day included working at a gas-station, banking, construction, driver's ed, journalism, and pilot training.

Having procured his driver's license earlier, he was still interested in renting a car so he could drive around a bit. Every time he'd tried before, there was a long line, but this time he was able to get in.

However, for reasons I didn't initially understand, he came back to us and said that he wanted to do something else. This was surprising, and it [...]

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Kidzania Flight School

#7 in a series on our visit to KidZania in Nishinomiya, Japan. Anthony's day so far: gas-station attendant, banking, construction, driver's ed, and journalism. Next it was time for a bit of flight training.

Kidzania's flight-training area also had a plane mockup for flight-attendant training, as well as for kids to take part as customers, giving the flight attendants people to train with...

Anthony was interested in pilot training. That area of the "school" had six mock cockpits, so 12 kids could "train" at once...

When it was time for a new group, the kids got flight jackets and the [...]

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