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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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Japanese mom’s son crashes her piano recital, melts the Internet’s heart【Video】

Mom’s big moment turns into an unforgettable family memory.

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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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Japanese town will give you two million yen for having your third kid there in birth-boosting plan

And if you have another kid after that? Another two million yen.

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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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You can now buy text messages from “your mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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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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Mom of Japanese gamer son has sniper-precise criticism of his Apex Legends habit

Maybe Mom was the real legend all along.

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Does Tokyo need a legal limit on kids’ video game playing time? Governor gives opinion

One year after Kagawa capped kids’ playtime, will Tokyo follow suit?

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Kids in Hikari are raised under Boob Childrearing concepts.

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Mom in Japan finds notebook filled with messages of love from schoolgirl daughter who passed away

Tsubaki knew her time was running out, and she wanted to leave her mom words that she’ll always remember.

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Four photos, five years – A father’s beautiful pictures of his daughter growing up at Nara temple

Loving dad also has a heartwarming idea for what to photograph next.

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Tokyo’s latest plan to boost birth rate: Pay people 100,000 yen per baby they give birth to

Critics are already calling the idea shortsighted.

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