Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

National Aug 14, 2018

Indoor playgrounds in hot demand as Japan swelters in record heat

Indoor playgrounds are proving a godsend for parents looking to allow their children to stay active and safe as Japan sweats through a summer of record-breaking heat. Parents are turning to playgrounds in air-conditioned shopping centers and other commercial enterprises when they would typically use ...

Toy company draws a line in the sand

National Jul 10, 2013

Toy company draws a line in the sand

by Saori Miyagawa

When Tokyo-based toy company Bornelund Inc. surveyed about 500 mothers in May, it found that while most Japanese parents want to let their young children play in sandboxes outdoors, many tend to avoid doing so due to concerns about cleanliness and radioactive contamination. This summer, ...