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The Happiness in Child-Raising

A Japanese-Austrian Project and Family Culture in Japan

Tatsuo Yamamura and Hanns Stekel

The book shows the importance for parents to encourage a child’s imagination. Imagination has a strong connection to language and logical thinking for a child in learning and it promotes their sociability where children are led to success. Presenting a Japanese-Austrian music-project that took place in Utsunomiya (Japan), the study offers a new view on children’s imagination, their different family cultures and the role of parents in raising successful children.
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The Japan Project of the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Vienna


In 2005, the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School in Vienna (JSBM) had been in existence for five years. During this time, the JSBM youth orchestra travelled to Japan with the support of the Music School in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Its destination was Utsunomiya, the capital city of the Tochigi Prefecture.

One of the hosts of this cultural exchange tour was Tatsuo Yamamura, the Director of the Makoto Kindergarten and the social service foundation “AIAIKAI,” which operates a facility for the handicapped (Heartfield) and a day care centre (Heartfull) in addition to the kindergarten.

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