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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials


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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Aiiku Hospital & Dr. Sakamoto`s Fee


A reader was kind enough to share her Aiiku Hospital & Dr. Sakamoto`s Fee for her April 2013 delivery. 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 …

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Nisseki Hospital Delivery Fee


For those soon-to-be mothers shopping around for a good hospital to deliver at… A friend of mine sent me photos of the Nisseki Hospital Delivery Fee. She said the doctors do not administer epidurals and the midwives at the hospital speak limited English or none at all.   Nisseki Hospital …

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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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