Tag Archives: parental roles

Sad Dad, Bad Had


There’s a page in the classic Seuss book Hop on Pop that reads: Sad Dad Bad Had Dad is sad. Very, very sad, He had a bad day. What a day Dad had. Even Dads get the “baby blues.” But … Continue reading

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Man with kids: News at 11


Yesterday, the evening NHK news announced that judo Olympic star Ryoko Tani (also known in Japan as “Yawara-chan,” because she reminds people of a comic book hero by that name) would be running in the upcoming Upper House election. News … Continue reading

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Suku-suku So-dan


Yesterday, my wife and I took our daughter to a city-sponsored health check slash child care consultation (suku-suku so-dan, meaning literally “quick consultation,” from the idiom suku-suku sodatsu, grow quickly or thriving). The event was free of charge for all … Continue reading

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