TAIP Newsletter - Issue 10

April 13, 2023

Upcoming TAIP Online Earthquake Preparedness Workshop

We are excited to offer this popular workshop once again and hope to see even more of our members participate this year.

Event: Earthquake Preparedness Workshop

Presented By: WaNavi Japan (
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Eligibility: This free workshop is limited to TAIP Member Schools, Organizations, and Individual Members.

During this Earthquake Preparedness Workshop, you will learn how to:

  • React to earthquakes
  • Acquire earthquake literacy
  • Collect information
  • Get connected with your loved ones
  • Understand hazards and evacuation shelters/areas in your neighborhood
  • Secure your home
  • Prepare your emergency kit

Online registration for this workshop will open at 5:00 pm on Thur, April 13th.

Please note that registration is limited to 30 participants, so we encourage you to sign up early. However, if the event fills up before you can register, you can join the waitlist.

In the event of cancellations, we will invite people from the waitlist.

Registration will be on our homepage at

Language-Based ABA/VB Classrooms Workshop Video Access

Dr. Partington's "Language-Based ABA/VB Classrooms" workshop video, edited from the November 12, 2022 workshop, will be available in the TAIP Members section from April 20 to July 20, 2023.

We will send a separate email with a direct link to the video to TAIP Member Schools and Individual Members on April 20. School leaders, please share the email with your teachers and staff to ensure everyone has access to this valuable resource.

Visit here to learn more about Dr. Partington:

Promote Your Summer Programs

Do you still have seats open in your summer programs? If so, please email our webmaster at We are setting up a Summer Program 2023 list for parents. We will promote TAIP Member schools programs on our social media and on a Summer 2023 page we created to showcase TAIP Summer programs.

Share Other News with the TAIP Community

Also, if you have any other news or updates that you would like to share with the TAIP community, please reach out to our webmaster. We'd love to help spread the word about your accomplishments, events, and other relevant information.

Kosodate Shien In Certification: An Opportunity for Early Childhood Educators

Are you seeking to enhance your skills as an early childhood educator in Japan?

If so, you should consider obtaining the Kosodate Shien In certification. This valuable credential is recognized by many nursery schools throughout Japan and is eligible for the Qualification Allowance, which can help you cover the costs associated with acquiring the certification.

The Kosodate Shien In courses are conveniently available in each prefecture across Japan and typically last for 2 to 3 months. The program includes a 2- to 7-day course featuring webinars, online classes, and hands-on observation practice.

To be eligible for the certification, you must have a certain level of Japanese language proficiency. If you are passionate about working with children and want to enhance your teaching skills and make a greater impact on their lives, the Kosodate Shien In certification is the perfect opportunity for you.

For more information and to explore your options, please visit TAIP Associate Member OBP's homepage today!

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