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  • When we moved to Japan over 8 years ago, we knew we wanted our kids to grow up bilingual,

    8年多前,當我們搬到日本時,我們知道我們希望我們的孩子能用雙語成長。

  • feeling as much at ease in English as they do in Japanese.

    感到用英語和用日語一樣自如。

  • So we put them into the Japanese school system from the start.

    所以我們從一開始就把他們放入日本的學校系統。

  • However, this year as elementary school graduation approached, so did a big choice.

    然而,今年隨著小學畢業的臨近,一個重大的選擇也隨之而來。

  • Do we change over to an International or English-speaking school to prepare them for college in the States,

    我們是否要轉到國際學校或英語學校,為他們在美國上大學做準備。

  • or let them continue in Japanese middle school?

    還是讓他們繼續上日本的中學?

  • [Life in Japan Theme Song]

    [生活在日本的主題曲]。

  • If you know about Japanese school culture, you know that it begins super laid back in kindergarten

    如果你瞭解日本的學校文化,你就會知道,它從幼兒園開始就非常悠閒。

  • and then gets more and more intense as students move towards Junior High and High School.

    然後隨著學生升入國中和高中而變得越來越緊張。

  • The goal of the system is to produce students who will become shyakaidin,

    該系統的目標是培養出將成為shyakaidin的學生。

  • or contributing members of society.

    或對社會有貢獻的成員。

  • But how does that work for international families, who have feet in multiple worlds?

    但對於腳踏多個世界的國際家庭來說,這又是如何做到的呢?

  • Here we go!

    我們來了!

  • Let's go!

    我們走吧!

  • So girls, everyone wants to know...

    是以,女孩們,每個人都想知道...

  • Are you doing bukatsu (school clubs)?

    你是否在做bukatsu(學校俱樂部)?

  • No.

    沒有。

  • No?!

    沒有嗎!

  • You had a choice, right?

    你有一個選擇,對嗎?

  • This summer we want to go on a big trip

    今年夏天,我們想去做一次大旅行

  • But if we did that...

    但如果我們這樣做...

  • We won't tell you where.

    我們不會告訴你在哪裡。

  • We won't tell you where just yet, you'll have to wait and see.

    我們現在還不會告訴你在哪裡,你得等著看。

  • Right? Yep.

    對嗎?是的。

  • But if we did the big trip then we couldn't do bukatsu, so we let you guys choose, huh?

    但是,如果我們做大旅行,那麼我們就不能做bukatsu,所以我們讓你們選擇,嗯?

  • And you chose? To go on the big trip!

    而你選擇了?去參加大旅行!

  • To go on the big trip!

    要去參加大旅行!

  • So did you have an awesome time at the school sports day?

    那麼,你在學校運動會上玩得很開心嗎?

  • Yep.

    是的。

  • I got a trophy! Awesome.

    我得到了一個獎盃!真棒。

  • It's like a "ouengasen."

    這就像一個 "ouengasen"。

  • I got four trophies. What does it mean?

    我得到了四個獎盃。這意味著什麼?

  • That means I won the ouen. Yeah!

    這意味著我贏了歐恩。是的!

  • And you did too Anna. I got four. She got four like papers.

    你也是如此,安娜。我有四個。她得到了四份類似的文件。

  • Oh nice! Papers that she won thingies.

    哦,很好!她贏得的文件。她贏得的文件。

  • We've had this for a while and have done nothing with it.

    我們有這個東西已經有一段時間了,但沒有用它做什麼。

  • Oh that would be very good like that.

    哦,那樣的話就非常好了。

  • I think so.

    我想是的。

  • It's the little Reutter kids. It's our turn to go to school, right?

    是小魯特家的孩子。輪到我們去上學了,對嗎?

  • Here they come! Say bye Momma-chan, love you.

    他們來了!跟媽媽說再見吧,愛你。

  • Love you!

    愛你!

  • Alright. And wait I want to show everybody. Oh yes!

    好的。等等,我想讓大家看看。哦,是的!

  • Your pet lizard, huh?

    你的寵物蜥蜴,嗯?

  • Meet, pet lizard.

    滿足,寵物蜥蜴。

  • Wow, does he have a name?

    哇,他有名字嗎?

  • Um, sometimes I call him Lizzie.

    嗯,有時我叫他麗茲。

  • Lizzie? Well that's cool.

    Lizzie?嗯,這很酷。

  • Oh fun. And there's his little home.

    哦,有趣。這就是他的小家。

  • Ok, let's keep going. We don't want to be late for school.

    好吧,讓我們繼續前進。我們不想在學校遲到。

  • Oh my goodness dude. What is going on there?

    哦,我的天哪,老兄。那裡發生了什麼事?

  • What are you practicing for now?

    你現在在為什麼而練習?

  • Um, undoukai. Undoukai?

    嗯,undoukai。undoukai?

  • Are you excited? Yeah.

    你興奮嗎?是的。

  • How about you Joshua? Did you start undoukai practice? Yep.

    你呢,約書亞?你開始了UNDOUKAI練習嗎?是的。

  • You did. Well, it's for the dance.

    你做到了。嗯,這是為了跳舞。

  • Japanese schools have been great for our kids,

    日本學校對我們的孩子來說是很好的。

  • and even though we all work hard to bridge the language and cultural barrier,

    儘管我們都在努力工作,以消除語言和文化障礙。

  • it helps us be more connected to our local community.

    它幫助我們與當地社區有更多聯繫。

  • But not all of it is perfect for International families,

    但並不是所有的地方都適合國際家庭。

  • especially when your lifestyle requires more flexibility than is typically offered in the school system.

    特別是當你的生活方式需要比學校系統通常提供的更多靈活性時。

  • We're living here in Japan, our kids go to school,

    我們住在日本這裡,我們的孩子去上學。

  • Bukatsu is a big part of school life. It's not required,

    Bukatsu是學校生活的一個重要部分。這不是必須的。

  • But, it fills up their after school time, it fills up their weekends,

    但是,這填滿了他們的課餘時間,填滿了他們的週末。

  • And it fill up all their vacations.

    而且這填補了他們所有的假期。

  • And that for us just didn't work well because,

    而這對我們來說,效果並不好,因為。

  • As an international family, there's lot of trips we need to take, there's lot of things we need to do,

    作為一個國際家庭,我們有很多需要去的地方,有很多需要做的事情。

  • So the girls decided not to do bukatsu because they want to go with us on these trips.

    所以女孩們決定不做bukatsu,因為她們想和我們一起去參加這些旅行。

  • How was school today guys?

    今天在學校過得怎麼樣,夥計們?

  • Homework?

    家庭作業?

  • Homework makes the dream work.

    家庭作業使夢想得以實現。

  • Didn't you say that in the last episode?

    你在上一集不是這麼說的嗎?

  • Homework makes the dream work!

    家庭作業讓夢想成真!

  • Homework makes me sad.

    家庭作業讓我很難過。

  • Makes you sad?!

    讓你難過嗎?

  • Homework makes you smart.

    家庭作業使你變得聰明。

  • A bit of sorrow now for a lifetime of joy.

    現在的一點悲傷是為了一生的快樂。

  • Preach it, Dad.

    宣揚它,爸爸。

  • Oh Joshua, 'sa'. That was was your hiragana of the day?

    哦,約書亞,"薩"。這就是你今天的平假名?

  • Way to roll dude. Way to roll.

    辦法是滾,夥計。要滾了。

  • I know, Anna has beautiful handwriting.

    我知道,安娜的筆跡很美。

  • Did it.

    做了。

  • Oh boy. There it is. It's going up.

    哦,孩子。就在那裡。它正在上升。

  • Is that better? Oh yeah.

    這樣好嗎?哦,是的。

  • That looks fantastic. We finally did something.

    這看起來太棒了。我們終於做了一些事情。

  • Now there is still space for the gold plaque.

    現在仍有空間可供放置金匾。

  • That's right!

    這就對了!

  • 1 million subscribers, here we come.

    100萬訂閱者,我們來了。

  • Daddy look.

    爸爸的樣子。

  • It's like the clouds are blue. Then the bottom of the clouds is yellow.

    這就像雲是藍色的。然後雲的底部是黃色的。

  • See over there? Oh you're right.

    看到那邊了嗎?哦,你是對的。

  • Aren't those super pretty?

    這些不是超級漂亮嗎?

  • They're sunflowers' tiny version.

    它們是向日葵的微小版本。

  • Yeah. Ok, let's take a picture.

    是的。好吧,讓我們拍張照片。

  • There's two mosquitos by me?

    我身邊有兩隻蚊子?

  • We got some good pictures though. Ok, let's go.

    不過我們拍到了一些好照片。好了,我們走吧。

  • Choosing the right learning environment for your children is an important decision,

    為您的孩子選擇合適的學習環境是一個重要的決定。

  • and at this point we are glad we have our kids in the local Japanese schools.

    而在這一點上,我們很高興我們的孩子在當地的日本學校上學。

  • But our older kids in Junior High are now at a stage where they may need to switch over to an English-based education

    但我們國中的大孩子現在正處於一個階段,他們可能需要轉向以英語為基礎的教育。

  • in order to prepare them for their future, but the choice is not an easy one.

    以便為他們的未來做好準備,但這個選擇並不容易。

  • Honestly we've been surprised by how good the local schools have been for them

    說實話,我們對當地學校對他們的幫助之大感到驚訝。

  • and it makes the decision that much harder.

    這使決定變得更加困難。

  • When you're on this bridge, it crosses over to Tokyo.

    當你在這座橋上時,它就會跨越到東京。

  • This side over here

    這一邊在這裡

  • This side over here, that's Tokyo.

    這邊是東京,那邊是東京。

  • So half of the bridge?

    那麼一半的橋?

  • Yeah.

    是的。

  • Yeah, there's a plaque on the bridge that shows you where it starts.

    是的,橋上有一塊牌子,告訴你它的起點。

  • Found it found it found it! You found it Sarah?

    找到了 找到了 找到了!你找到它了嗎,莎拉?

  • Here. This one side is Tokyo,

    這裡。這一邊是東京。

  • And this you should know. This is where we live.

    而這一點你應該知道。這就是我們生活的地方。

  • "Kanajawa"

    "Kanajawa"

  • Kanagawa!

    神奈川!

  • Oh, I actually called it "Kanajawa"

    哦,其實我叫它 "金澤"。

  • So Anna, we went from doing a finger to doing a whole hand, huh?

    所以,安娜,我們從做一個手指到做一整隻手,嗯?

  • Yep. My goodness!

    是的。我的天哪!

  • I see giraffes and pandas here

    我在這裡看到了長頸鹿和大熊貓

  • You have been busy, huh? Yep.

    你一直很忙,嗯?是的。

  • What are you guys doing here tonight?

    你們今晚在這裡做什麼?

  • We're putting on glowing stars in our room

    我們在房間裡放上發光的星星

  • And it's going to be so like space!

    而且它將會是如此的像太空!

  • Ready 3, 2, 1

    準備就緒 3, 2, 1

  • Go space!

    去太空!

  • Whoa!

    哇!

  • OK stop!

    好了,停下來!

  • I'm not good at fighting. I'm good at it.

    我不擅長打架。我很擅長。

  • Wow, look at this in here!

    哇,看看這裡面的東西!

  • Wait, I want to see the view.

    等等,我想看看風景。

  • You want to see the view?

    你想看風景嗎?

  • You look so funny!

    你看起來很有趣!

  • Do I look like a happy face?

    我看起來像個快樂的人嗎?

  • Yea, is that your face?! Yeah.

    是的,這是你的臉嗎?是的。

  • Oh my goodness, you guys used so many stickers!

    哦,我的天哪,你們用了這麼多的貼紙!

  • OK, you going to turn it on?

    好的,你要把它打開嗎?

  • [In a funny accent] 3, 2, 1

    [以滑稽的口音]3,2,1

  • Whoa, that was cool guys. Very cool.

    哇,那是很酷的傢伙。非常酷。

  • So Anna, did you finish your hand?

    那麼,安娜,你完成了你的手嗎?

  • All of it. The drawing of your hand?

    所有的一切。你的手的畫?

  • You going to get an A?

    你會得到A嗎?

  • Definitely

    絕對的

  • Yea, I'm definitely going to get an A,

    是的,我肯定會得到A。

  • But I don't know if I'm going to get an "A Maru,"

    但我不知道我是否會得到一個 "A丸","

  • Oh yea?

    哦,是嗎?

  • I hope I get an A plus.

    我希望我得到一個A+。

  • I got an A, so she's definitely going to get an A.

    我得到了A,所以她肯定會得到A。

  • Oh yea, awesome.

    哦,是的,真棒。

  • Because I did it better than Becca.

    因為我比貝卡做得更好。

  • You really went for it, that was awesome.

    你真的去做了,那真是太棒了。

  • Alright, we're on our way to meet with another YouTuber

    好了,我們正在去見另一個優酷網的路上。

  • This is really fun, we're going to meet Takashi from Japan

    這真的很有趣,我們要去見來自日本的高志。

  • He's got a fun channel and he asked us to do an interview

    他有一個有趣的頻道,他要求我們做一個採訪。

  • So we were happy to meet up with him.

    所以我們很高興能與他見面。

  • Becca & Anna

    貝卡和安娜

  • Yea! Hello Takashi!

    是的!你好,高希希!

  • Today we're going to do an interview with Takashi san!

    今天,我們將對Takashi san進行採訪!

  • Very fun!

    非常有趣!

  • I am really excited. Yes, I am too!

    我真的很興奮。是的,我也是!

  • Thanks for inviting us out here.

    謝謝你邀請我們到這裡來。

  • Alright, we're getting all setup.

    好了,我們正在進行所有的設置。

  • Yea! Yea, right?

    是的!是的,對嗎?

  • Takashi, he's got good tastes in cameras.

    Takashi,他對相機的品味很高。

  • Thanks! He's using a Sony Camera.

    謝謝!他用的是索尼相機。

  • Alpha 7C

    阿爾法7C

  • Oh yes, very good.

    哦,是的,非常好。

  • Sony camera right here too

    索尼相機也在這裡