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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2016 - 2017

Winter is just around the corner. Wanted to share my curated recommendations on preparing for winter – 10 Items to make living in Japan more comfortable. Below are products that have excellent customer reviews in Amazon.co.jp, and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon.  If you have your recommendations, please …

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Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Whether a first time or veteran mom, surviving rainy season in Japan can be a challenge with public transport and strollers. Below are some great tips and product recommendations to make your life a bit easier. Just remember, it will stop raining soon. Check our Japan protection guides on mosquitos, sunscreen and heat. Tips …

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Aiiku Hospital & Dr. Sakamoto`s Fee

  Aiiku Hospital Philosophy “In order to ensure the happiness and healthy growth of all mothers and babies, Aiiku Hospital provides high-quality medical care and supportsa safe and comfortable pregnancy, labor/delivery, and child-rearing.” — Aiiku Hospital Fundamental Policies “In accordance with the mission of Aiiku Hospital as well as its …

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Nisseki Hospital Delivery Fee

For those soon-to-be mothers shopping around for a good hospital to deliver at Nisseki Hospital. A friend of mine  said the doctors do not administer epidurals and the midwives at the hospital speak limited English or none at all. Nisseki Hospital Address: 4-1-22 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (map) Phone:  03-3400-1311 Website: …

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Japanese Vaccination Schedule

A few mothers asked me about the differences in the US and Japanese Vaccination Schedules. I hope this post helps clarify the issue. Click on the links below for the U.S. and Japanese Immunization/Vaccination Schedules. The immunization price list for Dr. Kurosu at Primary Care Tokyo in Shimokitazawa is listed at …

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Hourly Day Care (Ichiji Hoiku)

I was informed by my Japanese friend that a few Tokyo Metropolitan Government certified nurseries offer “ichiji hoiku” (hourly day care) at ¥500/hour (the rate for the ones I visited in Meguro-ku). I couldn`t believe it; ¥500/hour to leave your child with extremely nice and highly trained teachers, in a …

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