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Japan's Car Seat Law
Those who drive a car with a child younger than 6 years old must have a child seat. Failure to do so will result in deduction of 1 driver's license point (same penalty for not wearing a seat belt).
Exceptions:
- A car in which a child seat cannot be installed for structural reasons
- A car in which a child seat cannot be installed because of full capacity of passengers
- When a child is being taken care of (being fed, etc.)
- When riding on public transportation
Yomiuri Article 2008.7.25 Japan Pediatric Society, effectiveness.
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What's up? December 2014

  • Education: Highlighting a couple of pre-schools in Yokohama. Please take a look over in the right hand column!
  • Events: Tokyo International Players present A Tuna Christmas , Dec. 13 - 22 at My Space in Hatogaya, their second stage. Comedy: "The 3rd smallest town in Texas is celebrating X-mas with its annual Christmas Yard Display contest."
  • Entertainment: December 2 and 3 a must see! Chichibu Festival. Take Seibu Ikebukuro Express train, or special tour buses which make the return easier. More Chichibu Yomatsuri info with explanation and good photos!
  • Networking: For the working holiday visa set, Otsuka Station boasts an international meet-up every Friday at the Speakeasy Bar.
  • Immigration: New ID Cards deadline is July 8, 2015. This means a trip to immigration to trade in the old Alien Registration Card for a "residence card". When and how to apply for Permanent Residence Permission.
  • Department of Justice: Legislation giving citizenship to children of foreign mothers and Japanese fathers, born out of wedlock, was passed in Dec. 2008. Does your child qualify? Here's our research into the procedure!
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    K A International Mothers in Japan surviving with humor, tears and a lot of help from each other! Nagoya Foreign Mothers support each other through pregnancy and birth. Japan With Kids web site hosts extensive discussions on being pregnant in Japan!

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