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Japan With Kids - Forums: Playgroups and Pals: Chiba Prefecture: Tokyo Suburbs
By superman007 on Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 7:20 am:

Looking to join or perhaps start a playgroup for children, between ages 2-5 years old (pre-school or kindergarten) in the West Chiba area (from Urayasu to Sakura-shi) I have 2 boys, a 3 year old and a 2 year old. Ideally, this would be after any school times,or on a weekend? I am from the USA and have a Japanese wife. Hope to hear from you soon!

By premster on Thursday, December 7, 2000 - 6:19 pm:


We have one little boy 15 months old who could join this playgroup. We live in Yurinokidai. So - this is a statement of interest for 1 child.


By Dian Mertani-Akhtar on Monday, September 10, 2001 - 5:25 pm:

Hi, I am a working mom with 10 month old baby girl. Looking for any english speaking day care center/ play groups or another english speaking mother and baby/family to spend the time together and our kids can play together. Currently my baby goes to Japanese Hoekkoen but I am affraid she will not able to speak English, the only language we speaks at home! I am Indonesian and my husband is Pakistani. We are living in Makuharihongo.
Please contact me at

By emma ichikawa on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 12:23 pm:

We live in Narita and we have a boy, 13 months old.
Can I join your group, if the group is start?


By Steve K on Thursday, July 4, 2002 - 4:00 pm:

Hi, we're looking for a weekend playgroup for our one-year old daughter in Tokyo's Edogawa-ku or the surrounding region. Our nearest station is on the Toei Shinjuku line.

Is anyone interested in starting one, or has someone already started one but not advertised it on these discussion pages?

Call Steve at (03)3652-0732 or e-mail me.

By arisaka miho on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 11:51 pm:

Hi. I've lived in England for nearly 3 years and have recently come back to my hometown, Chiba, with my English husband and 23 months old daughter.

I'm thinking about starting an English style Mother & Toddler Group in Jichi Kai Kan, near JR Shin Kemigawa Station, in Chiba City.

Is anyone interested in joing this playgroup chatting with other mums and singing English nursery rhymes? Or does anyone know about the similar group around this area?


By jk on Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 2:22 am:

Japanese family living in Urayasu-shi seeking English speaking families and friends who also live in Urayasu. I have a 2 years old daughter. Let us be friends and exchange information about living in Urayasu. If you are new living in Urayasu, I can perhaps be of help too.

By Angela Turzynski-Azimi on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 12:20 pm:

I am looking for opportunities for my almost 4-year old son to play with native English-speaking children. He is Australian/British. We live in Matsudo (Tokiwadaira)but are willing to travel a little way. Please contact me if you are interested in meeting up, even on an occasional basis.

By kageyv on Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 12:52 pm:

We're looking for an English-speaking
international playgroup for our 8-month-old
daughter. We can manage Urayasu, Shin
Urayasu, Maihama, and on Tozai line between
Minami Sunamachi to Nishi Funabashi.

By Trupti Gandhi on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 - 7:36 pm:

there is one pre-school in toyocho... just next stop on tozai line from minami-sunamachi... it is really close from (i think) exit 1....
and their url is

i have mentioned about this place elsewehre on this site as well...

By mala pandey on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 11:01 am:


i m looking for the good day care center especially english speaking in nishi funabashi.we are not japanese.

any help will greatly appriciated


By Joanna Terashima on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 1:38 pm:

Hi there, I'd like to organise an international playgroup in Chiba, hanging out once or twice or more often monthly. If you are interested, pls contact Joanna via e-mail:

Thank you^ ^

By Joanna Terashima on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 6:44 pm:

Shall we have our 1st gathering at the Chiba City Lifelong Learning Center (Chiba City Central Library, 8mins walk from Chiba Station) either next Wed (May 30) or Sat (Jun 2) afternoon 12.30-3PM/ 3.30-6PM? There is a very nice playroom (very friendly to babies and toddlers) in the center, but it's only open to those who rent the facilities there. So, we may just book a small conference room (cheaper, 1340yen, fully booked on Sat though) or tatami-room (2150yen , all on the same floor),and "shuttle" between the two rooms. We will share the charge and the more we are the less we pay. If you have children from 0-7, and interested in joining an international playgroup, pls contact me via e-mail ASAP, thank you!

*There's a restaurant in the center; cot, children books, nursery room and some toys in the playroom.

Much appreciation,

By Joanna Terashima on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:29 am:

Dear everyone, we are an English-speaking multicultural playgroup in Chiba, having outings regularly to create a chance for our chidren from 0-5 to play together, while the parents can share their experiences and ideas in parenting. Pls visit our group and feel free to join it if you are interested, thank you.

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