Bullying in Japanese Schools

The Japanese word "ijime" sounds much more sinister than its English translation, bullying. For today’s Japanese parents, their experience of bullying was back in the...

By Kirsty Kawano
May 23, 2016 | Families

10 Things to Do in Tokyo Before Your Baby Arrives

Tokyo is full of fabulous experiences for women enjoying all stages of life, but once your little bundle of joy arrives you will find yourself...

By Joanna Pearce
May 18, 2016 | Families

What to Do When Your Child Has a Fever in Japan

You are just about to go to bed and you notice your child is flushed in the face. You put your hand on her forehead...

By Mia Moranza
May 15, 2016 | Families

Fitness, Play and Food at My Village, Toyosu

I recently discovered a wonderful yet little-known facility aimed at families in Toyosu. Opened late last year, My Village in Toyosu combines a kids' gym...

By Harumi Gondo
April 11, 2016 | Families

Preparing Your Child to Walk to School in Japan Without You

Perhaps the biggest and most immediate change that accompanies your child’s graduation from kindergarten to elementary school in Japan is her newfound independence. No longer...

By Kirsty Kawano
March 21, 2016 | Families

Hiking with Kids in Kamakura

Kamakura is beautiful. Despite several trips to Hakone and the surrounds and plenty of time peering out of Tokyo skyscrapers in the right direction, I've...

By Emily Paine
March 10, 2016 | Families