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More than one in three Japanese working women in survey would rather be housewives

Survey also finds a surprising gap in housewife-life appeal depending on whether or not women have kids.

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Tokyo police create public service warning about kids obsessing over their favorite male idols

Police want kids and parents to be aware of the dangers of obsessive oshikatsu.

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Japanese mom’s don’t-touch-my-baby-stroller sign stirs up debate【Video】

A whole lot of cultural values clash when neighborhood seniors don’t keep their hands to themselves around baby.

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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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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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Former Ultraman actor declared Japan’s Favourite Dad because he “helps out around the house”

Taiyo Sugiura once more comes out on top in ‘Favourite Papa’ survey.

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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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“Genius” child seat at food court in Japanese shopping mall goes viral

Another example of amazing customer service in Japan.

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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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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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Japanese mom at seaside hospital with no visiting hours gets a beautiful get-well message

We need tissues, stat.

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Anime pregnancy cosplay turns baby bump into Baki bump【Photos】

Mother and baby get a pre-birth head-start on cosplaying together.

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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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