kids

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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Japanese prefectural government passes video game ban limiting kids’ daily play, smartphone time

Oh, but of course they’re allowed to continue studying until any time of night.

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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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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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Manga artist makes rare move of taking paternity break, some wonder if he was actually a woman

Come for the heartwarming story of a famous artist actually getting time off to spend with family, stay for the weird Japanese linguistics lesson!

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The real-life Ash/Satoshi just gave away a Pikachu to brighten a child’s day in Japan

The only thing better than catching ‘em all is giving one away to put a smile on a stranger’s face.

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New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies

Tone Mobile’s new phone won’t save photo data it thinks is “inappropriate.”

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Shinkansen tale of crying baby, grumpy man, and clever attendant warms Japanese internet’s heart

“I can’t sleep with this noisy kid crying!”

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Japanese politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games

Proposal also bans playing games after certain times at night depending on gamer’s age.

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Meet the true spirit of Christmas in Japan: Tiger Mask

Yes Japan, there is a Tiger Mask, whose kindness we should all try to emulate.

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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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Do your kids believe in Santa? Japanese electronics shop wants to know for a very special reason

A simple Nintendo Switch purchase comes with a surprising question, and amazing customer service.

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New kids sets at Mister Donut come with adorable finger puppets from Pokémon Sword and Shield

Eat at Mister Donut in Japan and Scorbunny yourself one of four cute monster toys!

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We are all Son Goku in this heartwarming, nostalgic Dragon Ball Z Kakarot commercial

Spike up your hair and ready your Kamehameha hands, it’s time to kick butt as Goku!

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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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Japanese gamer mom wants kids to unlock the achievement of beating a game without Internet guides

OK kids, did you remember to finish your homework, brush your teeth, and smash every pot in the village?

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Sending naughty kids to bed without dinner may soon be illegal in Japan

Guidelines from ministry say “any corporal punishment, no matter how light, is prohibited.”

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12-year-old Japanese student makes amazing stop-motion animations【Videos】

Most 12-year-olds are probably just starting to try drawing their own manga, but this girl is a full-on animator.

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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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