kids

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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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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Japanese tutoring company wants to help your kids get better at video games

But Gemutore doesn’t care if kids become pro gamers or not, because the company’s goals are deeper, and more heartwarming, than e-sports glory.

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Japanese boy knows the one thing he needs when evacuating from typhoon, and it melts our hearts

”We’re only taking the most important things with us,” dad says before Typhoon Hagibis, and son knows exactly what that is.

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Do some Japanese parents think of their kids like fighting Pokémon? Twitter wonders

Could there be a sinister reason some parents show up for their kids’ school sports festivals?

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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered

Schools refuse to stop stacking their students in the name of athletics.

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New Zelda game’s old cheat teaches Japanese kid a valuable lesson about actions and consequences

Eye-opening Link’s Awakening Easter egg shocks boy, shows it only takes a moment to do something bad that will damage your reputation forever.

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Japanese parent finds a quick and easy way to get your kids to love reading from an early age

A small investment pays quick dividends as elementary schoolers’ grades jump to the top of the class.

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