Biculturalism, accessories and recession
One of the earliest letters we received when Lifelines began last year concerned bilingual education. It remains a topic of interest to many (if not all) parents raising double-culture children, in this instance Japanese and another nationality.
It is good then to welcome a new book on the subject: "Raising a Child to be Bilingual and Bicultural," as written by Steven Verrier and translated by his wife, Motoko Verrier. Printed in both English and Japanese and published by Hira-tai Books (ISBN 4-946492-29-3), it costs a mere 1,300 yen.