children

Kind Japanese bus driver fulfills child’s dream to push the button

Japanese bus drivers, bringing smiles to children’s faces one button at a time.

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Six-year-old Japanese farm boy goes viral for doling out comments on dating like an old grandpa

The proud self-professed farmer speaks and acts like an old man trapped in a young boy’s body.

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Twitter parents in Japan post pics and vids of their child-raising highlights

Kids do the funniest things – good job social media’s here to help broadcast the magic moments!

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Young Splatoon 2 fan writes encouraging letter to Nintendo, stunned to get a personalized reply

Nintendo proves once again that it really values its fans. 

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Japanese kindergartener magazine comes with fun papercraft ramen game that even adults want

In Japan, passion for ramen comes at a young age.

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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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We’re utterly stumped by this kids’ Spot the Difference Puzzle from a Japanese family restaurant

Our reporter challenges the Dark Souls of children’s mealtime entertainment, and enters a twisted maze of interrogations to find the answer.

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Japanese students’ eyesight the worst in recent years, smartphones and mobile games are blamed

A potential heavy price to pay for convenience and entertainment?

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8-year-old discovers untimely deaths of 15 percent of Kyoto’s cicada population

Wunderkind’s analytical prowess comparable to people three times his age.

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Illustration by manga artist shows why elementary kids should be allowed to leave books at school

Even grade school kids have a lot to carry to every day.

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Red, white… Beige? Twitter user overhears a children’s song with creepy implications

Out of the mouths of children comes some really messed up stuff, apparently. Twitter users lend a helping hand with deciphering the lyrics.

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Japan suffers 37th consecutive year of low birthrate, Japanese people may become extinct someday

Turns out that Japanese citizens are aware of their fate, but there seems to be no solution to avert the impending disaster.

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Chinese mom highlights differences between having a first child and second with hilarious comic

Royal treatment for the first-born and overly laid-back attitude for the second, this cool mom draws out her charming parenting life.

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Japanese elementary students dispense brutally honest love advice for 45-year-old man

Wisdom comes with age, but it doesn’t apply to some kids in Japan.

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Elementary schoolgirl’s Frozen “Let It Go” lip-synch performance is like nothing you’ve ever seen

This girl and her friends put on an unforgettable performance that’s making people smile around the world.

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Letter from first-grade daughter to her father is too cute and too deep for Japanese Internet

I didn’t know they taught such self-awareness in first grade.

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Soccer star Keisuke Honda encourages kids not to play video games to become pros

While an eager audience of children hung onto his every word, his pep talk appears to have ruffled Japanese net users for an amusing reason.

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Japanese college students discuss whether kids should be allowed to watch anime, play video games

Both sides of the debate express concerns about children’s mental and emotional development.

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Japan introduces new maternity taxi service in Tohoku to help pregnant women

Iwate Prefecture is the latest region to receive a designated maternity taxi service, in a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular around Japan.

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Adorable toddler dubbed “Mini Kim Jong-un” shows remarkable sense of rhythm with cute dance moves

Who knew the doppelgänger of a communist leader could come with such adorable bopping hips? 

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