The Katahira J.H.S. PTA is a very cool crowd. They usually have a few parties every year and I count myself lucky enough to be able to go. I get to meet the mothers of several of my students. The ironic thing is, they are all so much more fun than their kids!
Japanese children tend to be pretty shy and insecure. Their middle aged parental unit counterparts are often the same way. But these people are polar opposites! They are all very outgoing, energetic, and thoroughly enlightened people. They know how to have a good time as well. We all went out for Chinese, and then went out to Karaoke. Everybody had a great time.