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Although it’s gotten off to a rocky start, 2021 will be a better year than the one we gleefully turfed a few weeks ago. According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of…

It’s been a year that many of us are eager to farewell. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it hardship, anxiety and isolation, but it has also helped us appreciate how intrinsically…

Sex educator June Low has a simple message for parents: if you’re leaving it up to schools to teach your child about sex, then you are shirking your responsibility. Considering that sex…

At the start of November, my daughter will be going on her junior-high school trip. Together with about 100 fellow third-year students and a handful of teachers, during the three-day jaunt she…

A 1950s study by a British psychologist created the belief in Japan — which some people still hold today — that a mother who works outside the home before her child turns…

Leisa Nagy has worked in human resources in Japan for almost two decades and is currently an HR executive at an international financial services firm. As a mother of two, she has…

A strong sense of history and the spirit of place naturally led author John Dougill to write historical guidebooks of Oxford while he lived there. Now in Kyoto, he is exploring the…