Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

National May 10, 2020

Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

Cars lined up Saturday at a wholesale market in Kawasaki as customers were set to receive carnation or gerbera flowers for Mother's Day in a drive-thru service to minimize people-to-people contact amid the coronavirus outbreak. The service, which is also aimed at supporting the flower ...

Editorials May 17, 2014

Mother's Day belies realities

Japan considers itself one of the most advanced countries in Asia, yet socio-economic conditions for mothers still rank far below levels in Europe and even Singapore and South Korea.

Editorials May 19, 2013

Not so happy Mother's Day

Once the Mother's Day advertising displays came down, it was back to the grim reality of being a mother in Japan rather than in other developed countries.