Jun 3, 2014

Jikei to build special perinatal unit

by Mami Maruko

To address a shortage in medical care for mothers and babies in Tokyo, the Jikei University School of Medicine plans to build a new hospital complex by fiscal 2017 that will specialize in perinatal medicine and pediatrics. Among the 25 perinatal medical centers that ...

Diaper makers target Asia in challenge to P&G

Nov 18, 2013

Diaper makers target Asia in challenge to P&G

Japanese manufacturers of paper diapers for babies are boosting business in Asian economies outside Japan to attract demand from an expanding class of middle-income earners benefitting from economic growth. Unicharm Corp., the leading disposable diaper maker in Japan, and domestic rivals Kao Corp. and ...

Aug 9, 2013

Stolen twin babies found in China

Twin baby girls allegedly stolen and sold by the obstetrician who delivered them in China have been recovered by police, state media reported Friday. The girls, born last month in the northern province of Shaanxi, were allegedly victims of the same female doctor who ...

Take baby steps into theater

Aug 1, 2013

Take baby steps into theater

by Magdalena Osumi

Before it learns how to speak, a baby responds to sounds by cooing, gurgling and changing his or her facial expression. Then it begins to babble and, eventually, the first “mama” or “dada” pops out to parental delight. Words, therefore, are not necessary for ...

NPO helps granddads learn child-rearing skills

Jun 27, 2013

NPO helps granddads learn child-rearing skills

by Satoshi Toi

A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is promoting a program to help grandfathers learn the basics of nurturing babies. The NPO, called Egalite Otemae, began the program in 2010 to address the growing need for grandparents to get involved in child-rearing as the number of working ...