― Last month I talked about my search for environmental print in our neighbourhood for my son to read. I was a little surprised when it actually turned out that there was more English around than hiragana, the first Japanese syllabary kids in Japan learn in school. ∙ I've decided to take things into my own hands. I got a pen and a pack of sticky labels and went to work. Half an hour later I had a hundred labels stuck all over items in our house. ∙ I tried to keep the hiragana words [...].