children

Squish, pop, and roll your way through Tokyo’s new ginormous bubble-wrap play park

What’s better than popping bubble wrap? A whole room of oversized bubble wrap.

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Checking in on randoseru school bags and the changing tastes of Japanese kids

The standard of plain backpacks, red for girls and black for boys, is starting to evolve.

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Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear

Bear was reportedly very rude.

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McDonald’s Japan updates children’s Happy Meals to be more inspiring and nutritionally sound

January 8 heralds a new era of health-conscious menu options and educational freebies.

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Moms vs. demon slayers — Japanese grade schoolers asked: “Who do you respect most and why?”

Sure, moms are great and all, but do they kill demons with nifty swords?

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Japanese rugby legend questions reopening of pro-baseball, confuses everyone

Is the Internet schooling Ayumu Goromaru about students, or is he schooling them?

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Hatch dinosaurs by saving your money in new line of Japanese toy coin banks

It will be easier to resist the urge to spend that pocket change when you know that you can hatch a prehistoric reptile instead.

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One-Punch Man artist shares 10-year-old daughter’s drawings online

Manga art looks like it’s drawn by someone twice her age.  

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Can you find the “Kyushu button?”

You need to enter the mind of a child to find it.

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Japanese boy’s real-world ninja animation on train warms hearts around the world【Video】

Little shadow warrior performs superhuman feats with his own shadow warrior.

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These policemen’s response to a young boy turning in a 50 yen coin he found will warm your heart

Their kindness really impressed the boy’s mother!

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Honda promotes street safety with tote bags resembling “a police officer hung on your shoulder”

The car manufacturer promotes safer streets with this snappy side-satchel for grade-school students.

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Mother smacks child for riding bike in front of oncoming car, debate ensues【Video】

Japanese netizens both condemn and praise this mother for her actions.

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PooPaint Toilet paper lets you make art with your poop

Not just for potty-training children!

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Dad’s story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting

Dads not playing a big role in parenting their kids has led to trouble for those who do.

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Pokémon Mewtwo teaches Japanese schoolboy valuable life lessons in kindness, compromising

Who knew Mewtwo could be a good teacher? 

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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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