A year since a blog post by an anonymous mother struggling to find a nursery school drew national attention, parents are still having difficulties finding facilities for young children.

As day care centers have started announcing admissions results for April, many parents have expressed anger and sorrow on social networks after learning of denials.

In late January, a 35-year-old woman in Kawasaki shed tears when she received a letter from the city saying her 8-month-old daughter would not be admitted.