Teens in Japan

Sandy Donovan

For most Japanese teens, success in school is their primary focus. But despite the pressure to excel in their studies, Japanese teens also find time to go shopping, play baseball, or spend time on their cell phones. While Japanese teens value individual expression, they also find comfort in the traditions that have been a part of their culture for centuries. Teens in Japan is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around the world.