babies

Japanese town will give you two million yen for having your third kid there in birth-boosting plan

And if you have another kid after that? Another two million yen.

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Why does a ’90s Japanese drama theme song calm crying babies? An acoustics expert explains

Who would have thought the theme song to Great Teacher Onizuka would actually be good for babies?

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New baby-themed haunted house in Tokyo says there’s nothing to be afraid of, is totally lying

Spending time with its lab-created “ideal mother” may have you screaming for your mommy.

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Does this “Mother Milk” eau de toilette really smell like a newborn baby? We ask a baby

A sniff test reveals surprising results. 

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Japan’s revised child care law makes it easier for fathers to take four weeks of paternity leave

The law also pressures workplaces to make child care leave policies transparent to soon-to-be parents.

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Japanese parents can turn their baby into Pikachu, rent Pokémon kimono at photo studio【Photos】

New outfits combine the art of Pokémon with the traditions of the Shichi-Go-San festival.

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Morinaga Milk’s new cuddly commercial series shows snapshots of Japanese family warmth【Video】

Second installment of a 30-second ad series shows a father bonding with his baby…and some Morinaga Milk products, of course.

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Tokyo’s latest plan to boost birth rate: Pay people 100,000 yen per baby they give birth to

Critics are already calling the idea shortsighted.

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We piss our pants over and over to find the most comfortable Japanese baby diaper to pee in

SoraNews24’s newest daddy launches into warm, wet research for the sake of his daughter.

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Pikachu, I poo with you! Official Pokémon toilet created in Japan for young fans

“You can go to the bathroom while you and Pikachu look at each other!”

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Japanese baby flashes peace sign from the womb, lets mom know everything is going to be all right

Today, let’s all try to be as calm and confident as this kid.

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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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