A big week for Max.
First, he ran for Student Council president. Here he is giving his speech. Memorized!He found out this week that he won! Now he has to deliver on that pizza party promise.
Second, today he met his class in front of the main Kyoto station for a field trip to Kobe's earthquake museum. For the first time, Max took the subway all by himself and found his way to the meeting spot!
I'm not sure which one I am prouder of.
Of course, any Japanese-born kid can--and will--take the subway from here to Osaka, changing trains two or three times as needed, by the time they turn six years old. But still, as Max told me, "they can read the signs."