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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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Japanese taxi company offers service to visit family graves for those who can’t travel themselves

Send a taxi driver to your family’s resting place, but it costs extra to leave flowers.

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Japanese mom’s husband trash talks her for using frozen dumplings, maker fires back on Twitter

”It’s not about being lazy” says one of Japan’s most popular frozen gyoza brands.

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Japanese son tells parents he wants to quit his job, they give the best possible response

Mom and Dad buck conventional Japanese wisdom when their kid says he’s had enough of his job.

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Japanese Twitter revels in the wholesome, blurry hilarity of this daughter’s photo of her dad

Instead of catching his good side, she turned him into a beautiful blur.

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Parenting while teleworking — a day in the life of a Japanese father in the midst of COVID-19

A rare peek behind the scenes for one SoraNews24 reporter. Read More

Ingenius method of getting Japanese kids to practice hand-washing earns a stamp of approval

Any parents in Japan fretting about their kids’ hand hygiene will want to buy one of these cute stamps.

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Mos Burger poster ad looks curiously more like a Furby than actual food

Once you’ve seen it, you won’t be able to unsee it ever again…

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Japanese man dresses up as Terminator to meet his sister’s new fiancé but it ends up backfiring

It didn’t make the fiancée say ‘Hasta la vista’ though.

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We order all four burgers from McDonald’s Japan’s Big Mac line and compare their…sizes

The Big Mac Jr., the classic Big Mac, the Grand Big Mac and the Giga Big Mac are like a happy Big Mac family made of meat and buns.

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Try Twitter-recommended Ring Fit Adventure for keeping your kids busy when everything is closed

Nintendo provides a way to work out your kid’s energy even if coronavirus has you stuck at home!

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How much money do you need to raise a family with a “normal life” in Kyoto? Study investigates

Living with your spouse and two kids in Japan’s former capital sounds nice, but is it affordable?

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