Choosing an International School for Your Child

Japan is undergoing a rapid globalization of its education, and international schools are at the forefront of this change. The Tokyo area has some of...

By Mia Moranza
September 26, 2013 | Families

Day Care Options in Japan

Much has been made of Prime Minister Abe's plan to do away with childcare waiting lists in Japan by adding spots for 400,000 children by...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 19, 2013 | Families

Kidzania Tokyo

Tokyo has some great places for little ones to learn while playing, and KidZania is one of the most popular. The concept is simple: children...

By Mia Moranza
September 16, 2013 | Families

Choosing a Stroller for Use in Tokyo

Buying a stroller or buggy to use in Tokyo comes with its own set of specific considerations. With packed trains, lots of stairs, small retail...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 12, 2013 | Families

Legoland Discovery Center, Odaiba

Lego is one of those timeless toys that we all played with when we were kids, and which continues to be as great as it...

By Mia Moranza
September 9, 2013 | Families

Childhood Vaccinations in Tokyo

This article is not about whether to immunize your kids or not—that is another subject altogether. This article provides information on the vaccination schedules available...

By Elisabeth Lambert
September 5, 2013 | Families

Boost Juices

If you have trouble convincing your kids to eat fruit and vegetables, why not give juicing a try? It’s quick, easy and more often than...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 29, 2013 | Families, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Asobono, Tokyo Dome City

For those days when it's too hot, rainy or cold to blow off steam outside, good indoor play areas and activities are essential for kids....

By Mia Moranza
August 22, 2013 | Families

Four Websites to Make Your Life in Japan Easier

Along with the boy band Sexy Zone and dubious English phrases such as “children are the orgasm of life,” Japan’s slow adoption of online shopping...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 21, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

JoliNails, Shirokane

Adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mum and trying to find the time to do what I previously did without a second thought has proven...

By Lisa Gravestock
August 20, 2013 | Families, Health & Beauty

Fiji with Kids

With two children under two, it seemed that holidays with couple time and lazy afternoons spent lying by the pool sipping cocktails were now luxuries...

By Elisabeth Lambert
August 15, 2013 | Families

Kazu Kibuishi’s Harry Potter Covers

Japanese-American illustrator Kazu Kibuishi has been tapped by Scholastic to design a new series of covers for the American versions of the Harry Potter books....

By The Savvy Team
August 8, 2013 | Families

Juana de Arco’s New Home in Aoyama

I first stumbled upon Juana de Arco's small, crowded store in the back streets around Omotesando a few years ago, and I was drawn inside...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 29, 2013 | Families, Fashion

Matsuri Madness: Summer 2013

Summer in Japan brings with it many good things to distract you from the heat—pineapple flavored chu-hi, kakigori (snow cones), and fireworks, just to name...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 17, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle

Six Kid-Friendly Places to Escape the Elements

Whether it's the sweltering humidity of the Japanese summer, the dark, cold days of winter, or the downpours of the rainy season, there are times...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 11, 2013 | Families

Singapore with Kids

As any parent will understand, traveling with kids can be daunting, especially when getting to the destination requires a long flight. It is for this...

By Mia Moranza
July 4, 2013 | Families

Three Great Tokyo Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’re tired of fighting the summer crowds at all the usual parks, then try heading to a spot that’s slightly off the locals' and...

By Elisabeth Lambert
July 3, 2013 | Families, Lifestyle