babies

Four things our new-mother reporter felt riding the Tokyo subway with her baby

Our reporter worried she and her baby would be harassed on the trains, but what she experienced was quite unexpected.

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Vending machines in Japan are now selling disposable diapers

New installations will provide welcome relief for families with young children while on the road. 
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Men in Japan are not taking paternity leave – why?

SoraNews24’s very own P.K Sanjun gives us the low-down.

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Distressed moms and dads on Japanese trains getting help from child assistance volunteer badges

In a country where asking for, and even offering, help can be culturally difficult, these kindhearted badges aim to make a difference.

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Woman in Tokyo gives birth onboard one of Japan’s busiest train lines

Baby arrives just before start of rush hour.

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New Dragon Quest legendary baby armor turns your child into the hero of life’s adventures

A Dragon Quest baby draws near!

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Japanese politician’s birthrate plan: Have parents nag their kids to have “at least three babies”

Wants Grandma and Grandpa to get in on the pro-procreation propaganda too.

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New mother welcomes twins into the world.

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Japanese former adult video actress opts for Cesarean section birth, shares new maternity photos

Even fans who’ve spent years looking at Sola Aoi’s body have never seen it quite like this before.

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Japanese mom finds dead dad’s Amazon cart has one last message of love for his grandchildren

Present he never got to give breaks and warms daughter’s heart.

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Man wins Japanese Twitter’s “big regret” meme by being power-kicked by his own baby

We’ve all had a big mess-up in public, but few of us have taken a photo of our infant son high-kicking the snot out of our face.

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Brand-new Pokémon maternity wear and baby clothing line announced for Japan

Monpoke will also have toys and picture books for extra-tiny would-be Pokémon Masters.

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Workaholic Japan forgives Tokyo noodle joint owner who closed early for the best reason of all

There was someone, or, actually, two people he had to see.

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“Divine” Japanese wife gives husband special thank-you surprise for being such a hard-working dad

Father of baby girl gets a day off, plus a budget to enjoy it with.

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Japan now has Sugar Romper cosplay costumes for people who want to give up on being an adult

Japanese fetish designer takes Lolita fashion to new extremes.

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Small children have magnetic “cat-attracting” ability, adorable photos from Japan show

Little kids have an edge when it comes to real-life Neko-Atsume, or cat-collecting!

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Hyogo Police on the lookout for man complimenting babies

A seemingly benign incident highlights a dilemma many parents face.

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Surprising amount of Japanese people find going to see their friend’s new baby annoying

Childbirth may have been a big deal for you, but it’s not necessarily for everyone else.

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Japanese mother shares her baby bed wisdom: you can use storage boxes!

If it’s good enough for your bedsheets, it’s good enough for your baby! Social media collectively wonders why they didn’t think of it first.
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Baby Chanco: The Japanese baby with a full head of thick, lustrous hair

She might be just seven months old, but her incredible locks have already netted her more than 120,000 followers.

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