So, we are not sure if you knew this, but...
Yuki's summer vacation has not started yet and he is still in school!
Tag told us you were already in summer vacation when he left America, and he was very surprised when he found out that Yuki was still in school!
Yuki starts his summer vacation on July 27th, and he is going back to school on September 1st!
Moreover, he has a ton of homework he has to do during the summer vacation, including kanji (Japanese letters) and math printouts AND workbooks, a book report, and a project of his choice.
The beginning of a school year in Japan is April, so Yuki will be going back to his class with the same class mates and the same teacher when he goes back to school on September.
This is Yuki's school. You can see the play ground, pool, gym, and school building.
This is the front entrance of his school.
This is the play ground and the school building.
In Japan, elementary schools are from Grade 1 to Grade 6, middle schools are from Grade 7 to Grade 9, and high schools are from Grade 10 to Grade 12. However, even though most kids go to high school, high schools are not compulsory in Japan and everyone has to take an entrance exam and pass in order to go to a high school.
Also, almost all the elementary school students in Japan go to school with one of these special backpacks called randoseru.
When Yuki's mom was small, boys carried black randoseru and girls carried red randoseru, but the time has changed. Now, everyone carries so many different colors of randoseru, such as pink, light blue, and brown!
Excuse Yuki's messy room, but this is how it looks like when it's opened.
Japanese elementary school students do not have school uniforms except for these randoseru unless it's a private school, but in middle schools and high schools, we all wear school uniforms to school.
Yuki cannot wait for his summer vacation to start so he can play and go visit many places with Tag!!