kids

Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey

Number of children Japanese women want also drops to lowest ever in latest iteration of government study.

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Monpoké baby brand now sells customizable Pokémon baby rings for the little love of your life

Babies can finally get a fun-sized version of a Pokéring to match the grownups.

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Manga pro’s sixth-grade son floors the Internet with his amazing manga art

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Furuya household.

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Giant wearable baby head, huge randoseru backpack part of empathy-boosting art exhibit in Japan

Would you appreciate being told “Go outside and play!” after carrying an 18.9-kilogram (41,7-pound) backpack on your commute?

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Tokyo government announces new name for maternity/paternity leave, hopes to change attitudes

Governor of Tokyo wants people to stop saying the old term because paternal leave is not a vacation.

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Receipt from Japanese kid’s first shopping trip is a heart-melting symbol of his love for his mom

Seven-year-old boy proves he’s not just old enough, but kind enough too.

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Medical bills to be free in all Tokyo wards for high school students, younger kids from next year

System has no family income restrictions and will address low birth rate, politicians hope.

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Japanese schools banning nicknames, mandating use of -san divides opinions

Proper manners, or forcing kids to be too polite?

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New shoes from Converse will have both kids and adults showing off their love of Pokémon in style

Six Pokémon, ten different designs…how could we choose?!

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Japanese kid turns dad’s retro game collection into awesome Dragon Quest clock【Photos】

Because no matter what time it is, it’s always time for Dragon Quest, right?

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Japanese Twitter user spots moms showing fighting spirit during kids’ Pokémon card battle in park

No idle chit-chat for these parents.

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Kids magazine comes with functioning ticket gate machine, makes beeping sounds when gates open

New edition of children’s magazine Youchien even has adults reaching for their wallets.

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How to make your kids hate video games using Animal Crossing

Japanese dad turns play into punishment.

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Live action Attack on Titan actress Satomi Ishihara confirms pregnancy, due date in spring

The star announced the happy news through her agency this month.

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Tokyo changes age limit for kids going into opposite sex’s bath at hot springs and sento

Not all parents are happy with the stricter regulation.

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Japan is opening a video gaming/e-sports high school, and the idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Starting next spring, going to school is going to mean going to Shibuya to play games for some Tokyo teens.

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A sight for sore Sableyes! Pokémon teams up with eyewear brand JINS for more monsteriffic designs

With 24 designs to pick from, including all the Eeveelutions, there’s no better time to grab some new glasses!

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Top five Japanese prefectures for childhood education expenditure would make any wallet shudder

On average, parents in Prefecture #1 are paying around five times more to send kids to school than parents in Prefecture #47.

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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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Mister Donut caters to Piplup fans with kid-safe plates and promo card sets

If you love this little penguin Pokémon, go get yourself some donuts!

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