Lunch period in Japan is nothing like what you’re used to. There’s no cafeteria with kids sitting in cliques, nor are there questionable food choices served on Styrofoam trays. Instead, each student is presented with the opportunity to approach lunch as a learning experience.
This means that they set their own tables, serve their fellow students, learn how to run a kitchen, and discover how their food made it to the table.
After you see this, you’ll wonder why schools in the U.S. don’t approach school lunches this way.
Lunch period in Japan certainly isn’t all about eating. It’s all about being considerate and taking stock in what you eat, and it doesn’t get better than that!