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Homeschooling in Japan: An Interview with Hiro Inaba

Vol. 114, Prg. 61–65
February 4–8, 2013

“There is favor toward homeschoolers in Japan, not only from the business society but also from senators, congressmen, professionals, both, actually, media people and so forth.”

Hiro Inaba, president of the Church and Home Education Association of Japan, joins Mike Smith this week on Home School Heartbeat to share about Japanese homeschooling.

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Beginning the Journey
Legal Compilations
Friends in Surprising Places
Emphasizing the Ultimate Goal
Prayers for Japan
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Hiro Inaba:
Hiro Inaba founded the Church & Home Educators Association of Japan (Chea Japan) in 2000 and has worked diligently to bring together Christian leaders throughout Japan and the U.S. to work together to foster spiritual movements in Japan.

Hiro received his BA in Law from Waseda University in Tokyo and earned an MA in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He currently resides in Burbank, with his wife, Wakiko, who has homeschooled their three children since 2000. Their eldest son, Makishi, is a student at Patrick Henry College.

As former director of the documentary division of NHK, the largest TV broadcasting network in Japan, Hiro is an international award-winning director/producer and recipient of the MovieGuide Award for Excellence in the Foreign Documentary Division.

Currently, Hiro serves as one of executive producers of a biblical epic film, Kingdom Come, and is VP of the production company of Kingdom Come, HWCA! LLC, in Burbank, CA.

Chea Japan has been holding conventions throughout the year and annual summer camps, as well as providing Christian curriculums from Bob Jones University and publishing parenting books.
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