A British mother is using her experience as an expatriate in Japan to help other parents living in foreign countries.

Carole Hallett Mobbs, 48, who lived in Shinjuku, Tokyo, between 2006 and 2011, decided to set up a website after realizing there was nowhere offering general advice to parents contemplating a move overseas with children.

Originally, she was going to write a book about the issue. But she soon realized that a website would have a more immediate effect. She had also come to value the Internet and social media networks as a way of communicating with friends and family in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.