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Teachers: Beware the 'Kancho'!

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The word kancho (浣腸) in Japanese means enema. And the kancho game is actually a finger enema game. You run up behind somebody who’s not expecting it, and you... take your index fingers and jam them in the butt.

There are no winners in the kancho game. But lots of elementary school students and kindergartners love playing it. Find out how to spot it from The Japan Guy before you, too, become a victim!

And if you want some ideas on how to appropriately respond to it (threatening violence is not the option we would recommend), check out our teaching in kindergarten piece here.

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