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Heading to Fukuoka with Kids? Visit These 3 Family Spots in the Area

Fukuoka (福岡) is a historical city in Japan, serving as an important harbor city for many centuries. It is also the largest city in Kyushu (九州) and is considered part of the country’s top 10 most populated cities. People visit the place because of its beautiful attractions and sightseeing destinations. But aside from those, it…

LEGO Fans, Don’t Miss This Fun-Filled Event in Kobe – Japan Brickfest 2017!

Most people, regardless of age, love LEGO. This is probably because every person has a builder instinct in them – even young children can put together an easy model. LEGO has established a huge fan base around the world and this 2017, it will be holding another Japan Brickfest (ジャパン ブリックフェスト). Japan Brickfest is Asia’s…

Check Out the Tokyo Police Mascot and His Adorable Safety Video for Kids!

Japan has mascots everywhere, from organizations to different varieties of events. They’ve been created to promote places, regions, businesses and the like. Even the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁) has a mascot! His name is Pipo-kun (ピーポくん). Pipo-kun is a little guy who looks like a mixture of different animals. He likes hovering on police…

Quiet, Beautiful and Close to Tokyo? Discover the Best Place to Live in Japan!

Living in Japan is something many people dream of doing one day. Everyone has their own reason, whether that’s wanting to experience Japan’s culture or fulfilling their dream of studying or working in the country. Many people consider living in Tokyo, the capital of the country due to its easy access to popular tourist spots,…

Don’t Miss This Little-Known Cherry Blossom Festival in Tokyo This Spring!

There are many festivals all over Japan that are widely advertised and known to many people. These festivals are prepared weeks or even months in advance, talked and written about online and in newspapers, and are well known nationwide. Examples of famous festivals include the Gion Festival (祇園祭) in Kyoto, the Snow Festival (雪祭り) in…

How Are Japanese Children Prepared for Independence?

Japanese children are unlike any other children in the world. They are taught to be independent at a young age that it becomes a common sight to see kids as young as 7 years old riding the train alone. Though parents are quite apprehensive at first, they put their fears aside as there are so…

This Japanese Company Is Helping Moms Stay in the Workforce

It is quite strange, yet true, that many Japanese women are more likely to have university degrees than Japanese men. However, one of the biggest reasons why women quit their jobs after childbirth is the unfeasible working hours for child care. Since the workplace in Japan is very busy, working as a mother might mean…

Bamboo Stilt Walking? Know About This Traditional Japanese Activity

Stilts are used from ancient times as a tool to walk on rugged terrains or flood plains. They are nothing but poles or posts used to stand above the ground. From Europe to Japan, these were used quite extensively in the past. Let’s have a look at what makes them so special! History View this…

A Great Card Game That Will Help Teach Japanese Kids English

If you are living and working in Japan (or plan to), there is a very good chance that you are teaching English. I have been teaching English here for the better part of a decade. I have taught every level and type of student. Teaching children are particularly enjoyable. My favorite age group is 8-12-year-olds…

Child Welfare System Revamp: Increasing Foster Care in Japan

The work system in the Japanese society is busier compared to other countries. Most people have a strong sense of pride in what they do. Regardless of the task assigned to them, they do the best they can. This gives some parents less time to take care of their children which means assigning foster parents…