Story looks back on special relationship between much younger woman and her elderly ward.
Tormented grade schooler didn’t have to look far for proof that someday things could be better.
The Okada Theater was swept away in 2011, but Pokémon GO players are still visiting its location, and learning a little about this tsunami-ravaged city in the process.
Japanese Twitter users react to this bittersweet Pokémon GO discovery.
”Make your parents cry” may not have been the assignment, but it was definitely the result of this important lesson.
This delicately crafted story is ideal for viewers who want to change themselves for the better but just need to take that daunting first step.
Little youngsters’ moving gesture has us ready to cry big old tears.
Mobile kitchens provide comfort food, in the truest sense of the word, for thousands of earthquake victims.
Brief glimpse at multigenerational family has viewers reaching for their tissues and chopsticks.
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.
When this motorcyclist learned what was inside the cardboard box he spotted, he knew what he had to do.
Prepare some tissues, then prepare for change.
Despite all that he has faced in his life so far, this blossoming musician just wants to rock.
The helpful pooch in this commercial from Thailand proves that dogs really are man’s best friend.
A Japanese train conductor’s final announcement aboard a train about to be transferred to Jakarta, Indonesia hit some passengers right in the feels.
Tough economic times can and do happen everywhere in the world. Even in wealthy, developed countries like Japan, some folks struggle every day to make ends meet. Sometimes, those people are families with young children.
Childhood hunger is a worldwide problem, and while no one deserves to go hungry, it is an especially sad situation for children. For one thing, they can’t really do anything to help better their situation, and secondly, they need the food and nutrition to help their bodies continue to grow properly. In Japan, approximately 16 percent of two-parent families are financially unable to provide enough food for their children, and that number jumps to 32 percent for single-parent households, according to a 2012 survey. But there are some who refuse to stand by doing nothing and are dedicating themselves to feeding the hungry children in Japan.
Japan may not be cold enough for a three-dog night yet, but the season is just right for a one-cat nap, as these heartwarming photos prove.
There’s an annual autumn event in Japan called Shichi-Go-San, which is a celebration for children aged three, five, and seven. My brother-in-law’s youngest daughter is seven this year, so on the special day my wife and I gave her a small monetary gift. Sweet kid that she is, she immediately thanked us, but as we left the party my brother-in-law handed us a small cake to express his appreciation as well.
This pattern of giving someone a gift to say thank you for the gift they previously gave you is fairly common in Japan, where gracious manners are always held to be of the utmost importance. As a matter of fact, it’s such a part of life in the country that apparently even one animal, a thankful tanuki, is following the custom.