Babies crawl and bawl to finish line in Japan race

Nov 23, 2015

Babies crawl and bawl to finish line in Japan race

More than 600 babies wriggled to the finish line on their hands and knees in the world’s largest crawling competition Monday. Publisher Benesse organized the one-day event at a shopping mall in Yokohama, inviting infants aged from 6 to 16 months to participate in ...

Aug 29, 2015

Welcome moms at assemblies

In a democracy, attending political deliberations and assembly meetings should be a right for all citizens, including mothers with babies.

Aug 28, 2015

Number of newborns in Japan rises in first half of 2015

The number of babies born in Japan in the January-to-June period rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier to 508,802, government data shows, suggesting it would lead to the first annual increase in five years. The country’s population has been declining as the proportion ...

Apr 27, 2015

Israel to airlift 25 babies born to surrogates out of Nepal

Israel said Sunday it plans to airlift 25 infants from quake-hit Nepal born to surrogate mothers, along with their Israeli parents, most of them homosexual couples. Officials said Israel was sending a military delegation to offer aid and help repatriate its citizens from Nepal ...

Thai surrogates, Japanese dad try to reclaim babies

Jan 15, 2015

Thai surrogates, Japanese dad try to reclaim babies

Six Thai surrogate mothers of babies fathered by a Japanese man have filed lawsuits against him and Thailand’s Social Development and Human Security Ministry to reclaim their children, officials disclosed on Wednesday. Vichian Chawalit, permanent secretary of the ministry, said the women are seeking ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cricket found in package of baby food in Tochigi

A woman in Tochigi prefecture found a cricket in packaged meat and potatoes for babies last month, Asahi Group Holdings, which owns baby food giant Wakodo, admitted on Wednesday. The woman purchased the product, which was packaged in a retort-pouch style, in a drug ...

Jan 1, 2015

Number of newborn babies in Japan fell to record low in 2014

Japan’s population likely dropped further in 2014, with the estimated number of newborn babies in the country falling to 1,001,000, down about 29,000 from the previous year, according to health ministry estimates released on Wednesday. The estimated number of people who died in 2014 ...