With everything in flux during the COVID-19 pandemic, family bonds are more important than ever. Mother’s Day in Japan is on Sunday so what better chance to tell your mother, grandmother or wife just how much they mean to you?

Of course, nowadays rules are being rewritten everywhere — the way we shop, the way we work, all of it seems to be up for review. Given that’s the case, who says we need to only celebrate moms on Mother’s Day? Mother figures, mentors, the Japanese neighbor who constantly gives you fruits — it’s a good time to remind people in your life that they are important to you.

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