It's that time of the year again...
Summer's ending, school's starting...
Some are happy... Some are sad...
But if you're about to start Kindergarten in Japan, you've got it made!
Apparently, Japanese Kindergarten Schools use cute, colorful buses, often times with cartoon characters that are near and dear to children's hearts.
The philosophy is simple. It makes kids want to go to school!
Starting school is usually a tough, traumatic time for very young children who are not accustomed to being away from their parents for an extended period. Familiar characters, like Pikachu, offer comfort during these stressful times, and help with the transition.
How cool is it that?
The Greater Houston area boasts a very active Pokémon player base, and hosts an equally impressive schedule of official Pokémon events. Mike and Mia Cook (Team Cook), Pokémon's Premier Tournament Organizers for the Houston/South Texas area, run a year-round schedule of Pokémon tournaments.