a swedish househusband’s stories from japan

one hour child care

Kindergarten. Daycare. Dagis. Hoikuen. Many names. Many experiences. My wife have happy joyful memories of when she was a little little child, going to hoikuen. …
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a strange face

When I came to Tokyo, I felt like a curiosity. I remember early days standing in front of the traffic lights close to our apartment, …
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happy birthday

One year ago I was sitting on a bench in an empty car park outside a big children’s hospital in Tokyo waiting for news about …
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equal treatment

Moving from a small apartment to a two stories house means a lot of life changes for a small baby. When dad goes up the …
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the snake in paradise

All week I have been searching for a few moments to write a few lines, and I have not until now found that chance. In …
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one color to rule them all

I had almost given up my efforts to keep my clothes clean from yellow stains; instead, a few months ago, I narrowed down my home …
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state of emergency

So here we go again. Tokyo is under a new state of emergency. The Golden week holiday is here, and there seem to be a …
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exploring new worlds

Our son has started to walk. From one day being able to stand on his own to the next happily walking across the room with …
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i am lamp

Our son has really started to show an interest in learning new words, and he understands more and more – when I ask him if …
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recurring beauty

I wonder if Japanese houses are built with cherry blossom in mind. Cherry blossom, sakura, one of the quintessential symbols of Japan, capturing the frailty …
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help at home

The vacuum cleaner is a powerful home appliance. Not only does it clean floors, carpets, air cleaner filters and camera bags with cereal from a …
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the scent of spring?

Sakura season is here. The cherry blossoms are celebrating life just as the state of emergency for the Tokyo area came to an end this …
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