A JWK Kid!
See your child's smile here! Email us for details. See the whole album.
Narita Airport Information
We've tried to get together all the important details! International calling Country Codes
Currency Conversion
for vacationers!

What time is it? Trains in Japan
Japan's Car Seat Law
Those who drive a car with a child younger than 6 years old must have a child seat. Failure to do so will result in deduction of 1 driver's license point (same penalty for not wearing a seat belt).
Exceptions:
- A car in which a child seat cannot be installed for structural reasons
- A car in which a child seat cannot be installed because of full capacity of passengers
- When a child is being taken care of (being fed, etc.)
- When riding on public transportation
Yomiuri Article 2008.7.25 Japan Pediatric Society, effectiveness.
Help Emiri
Yamila's daughter, Emiri, was kidnapped by her estranged husband back to Japan.Then he forged her signature on divorce papers.Then he remarried. She is fighting these events. Read more....
Family Friendly Indian Dining!
Do you have a favorite to add to the list?
Quick Links:
  Features
  Parent List
  Pregnancy List
  Hiragana
  Katakana
  Link to TWK!

The interactive online community for English speaking parents in Tokyo and all of Japan!

What's up? February 2012

  • Events: TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) fundraiser: Annual Ballet for Children, Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 14:00 and 16:00, featuring the Austrian Ballet Company.
  • Education: Free registration campaign in Mobara City at (Chiba) Kid School Japan through March 24.
  • Entertainment: Here's a list of some of the many local festivals held in Japan in the months of February, and March.
  • Networking: Kansai Parents, a blog started by Taro, Malgosia and Mila which has become something a bit bigger! (Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto/Nara etc)
  • Immigration: New ID Cards proposed for foreign residents. When and how to apply for Permanent Residence Permission?
  • Department of Justice: Legislation giving citizenship to children of foreign mothers and Japanese fathers, born out of wedlock, was passed in Dec. 2008. Does your child qualify? Here's our research into the procedure!
  • Resources:
    International Schools in Japan
    For Parents of Children with Special Needs
    Day Care/Child Care for Working Parents

    Pregnant in Japan?
    Join the private email list for and by pregnant and new mothers! Please click on "contact owner" at okaasan(mother)English if you are interested!
    Nagoya Foreign Mothers support each other through pregnancy and birth. Japan With Kids web site hosts extensive discussions on being pregnant in Japan!

    This is your website!
    What would you like to share with other families in Japan? Ask questions, get answers! Join over 2500 households in the discussions.


    Warming Drink named "Kingyo"" (Goldfish)



    Current Discussions Sample
    Get an account!
    Driving a Car
    Shopping in Japan
    Immigration
    Festivals
    more...
    click for Tokyo weather
    Get Site News
    Join our Site News mailing list!
    subscribe
    unsubscribe

    Quick Poll
    What kind of school or day care do your kids attend?
    (if you have children in different systems, then answer this poll question separately for each child.
    Please only answer for children in school IN JAPAN in high school or lower!)
    English curriculum
    Other language curriculum (not English or Japanese)
    Japanese public school
    Japanese private school
    Home schooling
    Level of satisfaction:
    Excellent
    Very good
    Good
    Not good
    A nightmare


    Keyword Search:
    This page last updated: 14 December 2011 Please Read our Disclaimer
    Copyright 2000 Japan With Kids