The Japanese school year begins in April. Yesterday, all the new boys going to the prestigiousÂ Azabu High School on my street were lined up with their parents. It must have been an opening ceremony and welcome to the school. The parents were all dressed up and the boys were in their traditional black uniform with a Nehru collared jacket. Some even wore their caps. Come Monday, they will all be out of uniforms and back in their everyday clothes. They only wear their uniforms on special occasions. This is the scene from my window.