5 Oct 2015

Japanese Youth - Dr Dwayne Dixon

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:33 pm on 5 October 2015

Ever thought about sending your two-year-old out to run errands on their own? It's probably not something that most New Zealand parents would consider doing, but in Japan, it's a common sight. So too is children as young as six, catching trains and commuting alone. Parents in Japan regularly send their kids out into the world at a very young age. And Dr Dwayne Dixon, a cultural anthropologist from Duke University, has been studying the cultural phenomenon.

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