Parenting

Japanese gyaru-turned-mom is more concerned with making her son a gentleman than a scholar

Teen shares three rules his mom raised him with, and “Go study!” wasn’t one of them.

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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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How to make your kids hate video games using Animal Crossing

Japanese dad turns play into punishment.

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Most of Japan’s new adults hope to fall in love and get married, according to recent survey

Marriage is on the table for many young people–but not as many as 26 years ago. 

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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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Japanese baby name app releases 2021 ranking of top ten most intriguing boy and girl baby names

App publishes a ranking of the names that got the most hits during expectant parents’ searches.

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Japanese dad thinks son might be colorblind after seeing his art, gets mind set at ease and blown

Green vs. gray.

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Curry for babies? Spending a whole day eating nothing but Japanese baby food【Taste tests】

Determined to experience the world through his daughter’s taste buds, our reporter spends a whole day eating what a Japanese baby eats.

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Utada Hikaru’s son says he doesn’t like being called “handsome,” J-pop star has wise advice

Sometimes the simplest reaction can feel like the hardest.

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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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Canadian reporter in Tokyo impressed by the transportational efficiency of Japan’s mama chari

Who needs a car when you can fit this many kids on your chari when running errands?

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Why does a ’90s Japanese drama theme song calm crying babies? An acoustics expert explains

Who would have thought the theme song to Great Teacher Onizuka would actually be good for babies?

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Japanese dad turns ordinary photos of his daughter into amazing fantasy world scenes【Photos】

Image editing transports her from the living room to a world of amazing beauty and magical creatures.

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Japanese Mom’s son makes Mario Maker course just for her, easy to clear, impossible to forget【Vid】

Mom and young son exchange touching messages via Nintendo platformer.

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What happens when our reporters show up to work dressed like their fathers?

What could go wrong if we give our reporters free access to their dads’ closets?

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Japanese mom’s ugly curry rice has a beautiful backstory【Photos】

Sure, there are onions in there, but this curry rice brings a tear to the eye for a different reason.

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Japanese dad supports kid’s dream of becoming a dragon that school nixed, kid changes mind anyway

New dream still has plenty of fantasy to it, though.

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Hands on with New Pokémon Snap! Is the Poké-photo game fun to play with your kids?

Our littlest reporter, and her daddy, pay a visit to The Pokémon Company to play the new game prior to its release.

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Meet Aloma: the Japanese male idol group cheering on moms through the trials of child-rearing

A truly one-of-a-kind boy band.

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“My dad was like Gendo.” How does the final Evangelion movie resolve the series’ true conflict?

Our Eva fan grew up with a dad like the one Shinji is stuck with, so how does he feel after watching Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time?

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