kids

Tokyo train adding family-only cars to evening commuter express in March

Test program reserves space for parents traveling with kids, would possibly mean fewer crying babies on adult-accessible carriages.

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Tokyo Olympic committee comes up with clever way to let blind children help select Games’ mascots

Organizers find a way to let vision-impaired kids express their opinion of which of the adorable characters best represents Japan.

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Japanese mom finds diabolically clever way to crack down on son’s excessive video gaming

Worried your kids will find a way around parental hardware locks? Then get a lock from a hardware store.

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Flush with New Year’s present cash, Japanese kids can now look forward to…saving it

No need to worry about them spending it all in one place when they aren’t going to spend any of it.

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Japanese elementary schools’ list of behavior requirements would be hard for most adults to clear

Over a dozen conduct pointers cover everything from shoes to interpersonal relationships.

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Japanese American tells of how she was teased in school, and the touching way her mom stepped up

Young Melodee didn’t want to take Japanese-style lunches to school after being teased by classmates, but her mother had the perfect solution.

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“Scholar” tops list of what Japanese boys want to be when they grow up, “restauranteur” for girls

Boy’s sporting ambitions slide in survey as girls stick with the same favorite for the 21st year running.

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Elementary schoolgirl’s Frozen “Let It Go” lip-synch performance is like nothing you’ve ever seen

This girl and her friends put on an unforgettable performance that’s making people smile around the world.

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Twitter user’s photo comparison blows up the idealized image of Japanese motherhood

Manga artist says motherhood has fewer about quiet moments, more about sudden impacts than people imagine.

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Japanese father worries his son is being bullied at school, gets a dirty, funny surprise instead

Cause of middle schooler’s depression is linked to one of teens’ deepest sources of joy.

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Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules

Unauthorized notices beg woman who left girls behind to “Please call home.”

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Japanese netizens fall in love with amazing Disney transformation dresses

What’s not to like about dresses that instantly transform the wearer into a glamorous princess in the blink of an eye?

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Best Dad Ever Transforms Sons’ Characters Into Anime

So this is what it’s like having an animator for a father.

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5-year-old puts artwork online at ridiculous prices but still sells some! 【Photos, video】

How about a fine paper Stegosaurus? That’ll be 90,000 yen (US$818) please… and that’s not even the most expensive piece.

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Video shows us the joy and hilarity of Baby’s First Horror Movie

Precious moments like these are what parenting is all about.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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Hot-selling Nintendo Switch at core of heart-warming tale of cross-generational gamer generosity

Put down those Joy-Cons and grab some tissues.

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Majority of Japanese kids in survey almost never take a dump at school

Potential embarrassment and squat toilets among factors not conducive to pooping in educational institutions.

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Japanese mom comes up with ingenious way to help preschool daughter keep shoes on the right feet

Keeping right and left straight is tough when you’re little, but this kid now has a kitty helper.

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Twitter manga is a declaration of Japan’s singles’ and childless couples’ right to be happy

Illustrator spreads the word about a happiness that comes from choosing not to get married or have kids.

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