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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).
- 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.
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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....
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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!
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