There was yet another car accident involving small children in Japan Wednesday. The accident occurred at a park in Ichihara city, Chiba Prefecture.
Five children and two care workers from a nearby nursery were playing in the park at the time. None of the young children were injured in the accident, but a caregiver in her 30s suffered a bone fracture after being hit by the car. The woman reportedly told police she pushed the children outside the sandbox so they wouldn't be run over.
Four children from a daycare center have been knocked unconscious and are in a serious condition after a multiple vehicle accident at an intersection in western Japan.
Police and firefighters say a driver hit the 13 children and their three caregivers at an intersection in Otsu city on Wednesday morning, while they were taking a walk.
Elementary and junior high school students in Japan's northern prefecture of Miyagi have practiced helping foreign tourists visiting a popular cherry blossom viewing spot.
About 250,000 people visit the Hitome Senbon-zakura area every year, where there are many cherry trees along the Shiroishi riverside. More and more foreign tourists are visiting the cherry blossom spot from Thailand, Hong Kong and other countries.
On November 16, actor Takaoka Sosuke revealed via his Instagram account that he had gotten remarried to a non-celebrity woman and is a father to two children.
He wrote, "Since it will be reported tomorrow, I would like to take this opportunity to make an announcement at this timing. I, Takaoka Sosuke, would like to announce that I have already registered my marriage with a non-celebrity woman, and we already have two children together."
Local municipalities and support groups are offering after-school care for children who are alone at home because their parents have to work long hours or at late at night due to low income.
The supporters help them build good habits such as washing their hands and doing household tasks, as children from poor households often lack knowledge of everyday hygiene or households chores.