This is Juju. She’s an 11 year-old racecar driver from Okayama. The short video is in Japanese with English subtitles.
This is one of my favorite lines:
So do you think we should lower the driving age to 11?
What did you think of the subtitles? Accurate?
Dollar Street imagines families from countries all over the world as living on one street. The poorer families on the left and the richer families on the right. Click on any of the families and you can visit them virtually — see what their homes are like and how they live.
Right now there are more than 260 homes in 50 countries, 30,000 photos in all.
No families from Japan yet. You can volunteer for this project — by taking photos, translatating texts, and other ways. If you click on the “Donate” you’ll see a place to volunteer, starting by filling out a survey (here’s the first question):
But she did it by practicing. A lot. And being supported by her family.
Here’s a video from a couple of years ago about snowboarder Chloe Kim and how she got started:
And here are a couple more videos about her from The Kid Should See This.
This is a series of PSA (public service announcements) from Common Sense Media about how our lives would probably improve if we had device-free family meals. Do you eat meals with your family? Do you have a device-free meal policy? Do you have the TV on when you eat? If you’re living alone, do you use your smartphone when you’re eating?