family

Survey reveals how Japanese people plan to spend the 2023 New Year’s holiday

Questions explore the ongoing impact of the pandemic on family traditions and what people plan to spend the most money on for celebrations.

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Hospitalized Japanese mom needs Pokémon fans’ help to make Christmas special for Eevee-loving kid

Let’s help Eevee save Christmas.

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The 2022 Soraniwa Music Festival: A day of music, laughter, and family atmosphere

After previously taking part in all kinds of prep work, Seiji finally experiences the culmination of his fellow team members’ hard work and dreams.

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Preparing for the Soraniwa Music Festival in the mountains of Kanagawa

Seiji revisits his musician roots while discovering how the individuals of one local community have built a lasting celebration of music and family.

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Mother and son duo dancing beneath the sakura trees will bring a smile to your day

Viral video from Japan proves you’re never too old to pop and lock. 

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The leaves aren’t the only things changing in this beautiful series of photos from Nagano

Family photos show the cycle of the seasons and a new beginning.

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Japanese mom at seaside hospital with no visiting hours gets a beautiful get-well message

We need tissues, stat.

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Japanese woman dreams of her late grandfather eating noodles, gets a sweet surprise in the morning

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal.

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Japanese woman helps grandma look for insurance card, finds even more precious treasures instead

Unfortunately forgetful granny’s hidden treasure box did not contain tissues, so you’ll want to grab some of your own.

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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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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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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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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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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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Mom in Japan finds notebook filled with messages of love from schoolgirl daughter who passed away

Tsubaki knew her time was running out, and she wanted to leave her mom words that she’ll always remember.

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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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Living costs of Tokyo families now average 23.5 million yen over half a lifetime

And that’s not something you can easily take a loan out for.

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We rent a sister in Japan, act out sibling scenarios with frightening realness 【Video】

Big sisters can be scary and make you do things you don’t want to do…even when you rent them.

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Family stuns with amazing Detective Conan, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and more group cosplays

The family that cosplays together slays together.

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We learn how to make tofu with this at-home make-your-own tofu kit【SoraKitchen】

Make tofu that’s even better than what you can buy at the store at home!

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