family

With Japan’s day care shortage, how hard is it to bring your baby to work with you? We experiment

Today, there’s a RocketBaby in the RocketNews24 office.

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Japanese group trying to win support for “Housewives’ Day Off” to help harried homemakers

Wants day of rest to be observed three times a year.

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Anime artist dad turns young sons’ sketches into awesome animation character designs

Concept art was apparently too good to just put up on the family fridge.

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Japanese anime store giving special presents to customers who come shopping with their moms

Being open about your otaku status has an economic upside this month.

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Survey finds more than half of Japanese women’s nieces don’t call them “aunt”

Culture and linguistics make the most obvious form of address an unpopular choice.

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Mr. Sato’s dad gives him some tough love when asked if he knows what his son does for a living

The elder Mr. Sato tells it like it is. Plus: an appearance by the Sato family cat!

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Japanese airline takes us on a feels trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness 【Video】

Kids are given one less plane ticket than there are members of their family, and their responses are heartwarming.

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Japanese family find creatives solution after “tanuki” sends daughter letter, promises play date

Don’t forget the cream puff!

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Japanese uncle uses unique methods to give his niece some pocket money

Why just hand your loved ones money when you can send them on an adventure? The experience is priceless!

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Japanese Twitter shows that the key to a long-lasting relationship is… Blastoise?!

Who knew that the secret to happiness as a couple could be caught in a Pokéball?

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Japanese preschooler’s poem compares mom to one of the most hated members of the animal kingdom

Son’s writing gets published in national newspaper, biting criticism and all.

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Japanese kids finally reclaim right to go to video game arcades at night with their parents

After-dinner family sticker pictures will soon be A-OK in the eyes of the law.

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Japan in tears over elementary school teacher’s emotional homework assignment about love and loss

”Make your parents cry” may not have been the assignment, but it was definitely the result of this important lesson.

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Japanese family is back with more notes from its monthly meetings and shocking goals for Granny

Does your Grandma go picking fights with wild boars?

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Beautiful, heartwarming anime short is also a commercial for miso 【Video】

Brief glimpse at multigenerational family has viewers reaching for their tissues and chopsticks.

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Achingly beautiful video shows the simple joys of life in Japan’s Akita Prefecture 【Video】

Family and nature both feature prominently in this stirring glimpse of a day spent far away from the bright lights of Tokyo.

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Short story from online forum gets rendered as a manga, has netizens in tears…

Some of the best short stories from Japanese online hangout 2Channel were recently turned into a manga by a very talented artist, with one tale in particular hitting netizens right in the heart.

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93-year-old Japanese grandma becomes Instagram smash by modelling granddaughter’s creations

This beautiful grandmother shows the world there’s no age limit when it comes to having fun.

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Japanese household’s hilarious “family meeting notes” seem straight out of a sitcom

A Japanese couple and their kids have a “family meeting” every month and take detailed notes with monthly goals and results. In true sitcom fashion, they end up surreal and hilarious.

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“My father was arrested”—Student’s award-winning essay tells the story of a crime in her family

“Enlightening” is not a word that should be tossed around lightly, but this essay by eighth-grader Ayumi Takada really is just that.

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