kids

Pregnant Japanese woman’s ultrasound looks eerily like a character from anime Dragon Ball Z

Wait, is anime otakuism hereditary?!?

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Osaka police continue trend of creating extremely unique (and effective?) recruitment posters

Nothing screams “Apply to our law enforcement office” more than a child berating you for littering.

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Japanese college students discuss whether kids should be allowed to watch anime, play video games

Both sides of the debate express concerns about children’s mental and emotional development.

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Anime pro father and sons’ collaborative artwork series has somehow become even more awesome

Two young boys’ imaginations and one loving father’s artistic skills continue to combine with amazing results.

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Japanese gang of elementary-school-age bamboo thieves let off the hook for heartwarming reason

Childhood is notoriously short in education-and-work-come-first Japan, but these tykes’ throwback idea of fun got them out of trouble with the law.

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20 percent of Japanese junior high students score a zero on nationwide English writing test

Government test reveals huge gap in proficiency of third-year middle schoolers.

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Japanese news reports miracle kid winning long-distance footrace after being in last position

Not a bad turnaround as child goes from 263rd position to first and then makes the nightly news. Read More

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 elementary school kid says 12 x 25 = 300, teacher doesn’t say he’s answered correctly

Can you spot what’s wrong with this kids’ work? Because a lot of adults sure can’t.

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Japanese artist creates short manga about heartwarming act of kindness on the train

Two foreign passengers are the star characters in this true story that touched the heart of a Japanese commuter.

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Four-year-old drummer is totally cute, kills in covers of X-Japan and PPAP【Videos】

Torataro’s been drumming since he was in diapers, and he’s not messin’ around!

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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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Tiny Japanese girl blows the Internet/herself away with her adorably big sneeze【Video】

And now she knows why she should cover her mouth, too.

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Japanese kids set hilarious and ingenious traps to capture Santa Claus【Pics, Videos】

A leg snare trap, a swinging ball trap, and more to capture the Santa while he’s in Japan.

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Adult otaku reflects on why it’s now easier for Japanese anime fans to be open about their hobby

Conversation with elementary school otaku provides encouraging insight.

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Japanese toddler covers self in mom’s makeup, apologizes in cutest way imaginable【Video】

No amount of Nivea cream can cover up the high levels of adorableness here.

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Japanese kid says shadows move because the earth rotates, teacher tells him he’s incorrect

Third-grader who’s too smart for his own good gets science test question wrong for very dumb reason.

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Top Japanese baby names for 2016 feature flowers and other flora on both boys’ and girls’ lists

Names with auspicious and beautiful meanings appear often in parents’ top picks.

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Japanese parents afraid of stranger danger ban saying hello in their condominium complex

”We teach our children to run away.”

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Kindergarten student scares classmates by dressing up as No Face from Spirited Away for Halloween

The little girl’s love for the mysterious anime spirit is so adorable fans have turned her into a hilarious Internet meme.

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