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Japan Times
Feb 23, 2022
Bringing up a child in China costs much more than in U.S. and Japan, research finds
A new report shows the cost of raising a child in China in 2019 was nearly seven times the country's per capita GDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 16, 2022
Despite ministry recommendation, some parents in Japan wary of COVID jabs for children
Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 could start by the end of February, with the government recommending all children receive a shot, particularly those with underlying conditions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Dec 25, 2021
Child adoption slowly gains ground in Japan, though prospective parents still face obstacles
Child adoption slowly gains ground in Japan, though prospective parents still face a number of obstacles in trying to expand their families.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 12, 2021
How parents can help kids deal with back-to-school anxiety
Two experts from TELL who specialize in working with young people and schools offer some reassuring insights and tips to help kids and parents alike navigate these stressful times.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Aug 22, 2021
TeamLab targets little minds with art designed to stimulate
Looking for things to do with the kids? Fortunately for mini teamLab lovers (and parents), a growing number of child-focused experiences are open across Japan, from Tokyo to Fukuoka.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 20, 2021
Hardships of children needing medical care in Japan laid bare by new law
A recently-enacted law in Japan to support children who need daily medical care and their families has laid bare the hardships such children face in entering the education system, including admission to nurseries and primary schools — something the rest of society often takes for granted.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 11, 2021
Here's how to say 'sorry' to your kids
Here's expert advice for coming back from saying things you regret, how to empathize with your kids and how to cut down on snapping when it's possible.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Nov 28, 2020
Is ‘Demon Slayer’ too violent for children?
Some children claim they're afraid to sleep after watching record-breaking anime in theaters.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2020
A simple 'How are you doing?' can be a lifeline for stressed-out parents
Geoff Morris provides a place for parents in Osaka to entertain their kids while having a nice healthy venting session.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 22, 2020
This ‘dashi sensei’ helps parents get comfortable making broth from scratch
Mika Kumahara teaches parents how to make simple, all-natural dashi broth they can feed their children.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2020
Reading time isn’t quiet time with ‘My Moon, Your Moon’
Aishah Levine and Nick Ashley's bilingual book encourages parents to strike up conversations with kids while reading to build self-confidence.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2020
Swedish ambassador to Japan offers hints on making the best of paternity leave
Pereric Hoegberg wants Japanese fathers to take a more active role in parenting.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jul 5, 2020
Let your little farmers loose at this luxe agriculture-tourism resort in Nasu
Do you — and the kids — need a break from the city? A few days in Risonare Nasu's Agri-Garden will set everyone to rights.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Mar 23, 2020
Teens can sharpen their cooking skills with Japanese recipes
When older kids become a little reluctant to hang out with the parents, enticing them out with food often works, and what better way than with a cooking class, where everyone can eat the results of an educational day out.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2019
The odd blunder is OK at your local dad-to-be class
Future fathers in Japan get lessons in caring for a baby at their local ward or city office. Yes, pregnancy suits are involved.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Aug 18, 2019
Activities to keep the kids animated
Have a young budding animation director on your hands? 'The Science Behind Pixar' exhibition takes kids (and so-inclined adults) through the process from modeling and rigging to simulation and rendering.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jul 14, 2019
H.C. Andersen Park: Once upon a time, in a land not so far away
Take the kids on a fairy-tale trip to H.C. Andersen Park in Chiba Prefecture, where Denmark's most celebrated writer lives on in playgrounds, workshops and recreations of Danish village life.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Jun 16, 2019
Mashiko: Pots of fun for kids and parents
Young children and ceramics are not an obvious mix — the former having an alarming tendency to break the latter the second they come into contact with one another. But there is one situation when combining the two works like magic: children's pottery classes.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
May 19, 2019
Race to Motegi for outdoor fun and games
Racecars, zip lines and the great outdoors — a visit to Twin Ring Motegi tracks in Tochigi Prefecture will keep the kids racing around in excitement.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Mar 17, 2019
Fly into action and take the kids on an airline tour
For anyone who loves planes, a 'factory tour' of of one of Japan's biggest airlines can offer an exciting journey into aviation education.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals