When the temperature drops below 10°C and Japan is experiencing record ice-colds but otherwise, the students still wear… shorts to school. Japanese tradition and culture in shorts despite the cold is a strange thing to many countries around the world. For what reasons, did the Japanese parents let their children dress thinly and inadequately in such cases?
Japanese thought that in cold weather, more and more children have much physical activity to enhance resistance. The cases that children are naked and running in the cold at 2.3 degrees in winter is no stranger in the land of the Rising Sun
Wearing shorts in winter
Japanese children to school and wearing shorts in winter is the familiar picture in everyday life. Many Chinese parents live for the first time to Japan, they were very anxious to see their children all wore pants to school. They said that children can not tolerate the cold of winter in Japan.
However, when asked, Japanese parents responded:” Of course, you will get sick then. The purpose of children to school is to get cold and sick.” After experiencing the first challenge in their life, they will have resistance better to their peers from other countries.
Running naked in the cold
According to Japanese parents conception, the more extreme weather, more people susceptible to diseases caused by physical inactivity. Therefore, even from a young age, Japanese children have been directed to an abundant life of physical activity, especially walking and jogging.
Initially, the parents split distances into 10m, 20m, 100m and increase it gradually to match the developmental stage of the children. Seminars on walking, jogging, parenting methods are held regularly to help parents have the look and correct evaluation of how to adopt children through jogging and walking.