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    Japan’s Pregnancy Freebies: A How-To Guide

    October 6, 2020

    One of the most fun things about pregnancy is signing up for maternity and baby freebies.. and there are so many available in Japan!

    Through signing up for free in-store point cards and online registrations, we were able to collect 25 free diapers of various sizes, as well as sample packs of baby wipes, cookies, soap, laundry detergent, toilet cleaning wipes, disposable nursing pads, lotion, and more!

    Following are some of my favorite freebies that we signed up for so far on our pregnancy journey:

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  • We’re Expecting! – Pregnancy in Japan

    We are happy to announce that the Haruna family is expecting a baby! The due date is March 10th, 2021. This is our rainbow baby, a term that is used for a baby that…

    September 24, 2020
  • Isolation or Opportunity?

    These days Masashi and I discovered the show Win the Wilderness on Netflix, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The TV mini-series is about a survival-based competition between 6 couples for the right to inherit the…

    May 18, 2020
  • Create Social Distance Without Boredom

    The new phrase of the month seems to be social distancing. As school closures and event cancellations increase, communities are implementing “social distancing” as a means to reduce the rate of the spread of…

    March 15, 2020
  • The Coronavirus: Wisdom & Fear

    What was previously described in Japan as the year of the Tokyo Olympics is quickly becoming defined as the year of the Coronavirus! The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a contagious respiratory illness that is…

    March 5, 2020
  • Creating a Routine That Works

    Those who know me well know that I like “doing all the things”, maintaining a healthy life, being organized, and making the most out of time. Since Masashi and I run our own business,…

    February 6, 2020
  • Country Life in Rural Hyogo

    Masashi and I have lived in the countryside for nearly two years. Living in a small town in the countryside vs. a big city can be very different, no matter what part of the…

    January 30, 2020
  • Cost of Housing in Japan

    I’ve heard it said that Japan is a very expensive place to live.. and while that may be true compared to low-cost countries such as Thailand, living in Japan does not have to be…

    January 5, 2020
  • Christmas and Shogatsu in Japan

    This post was originally published at The Haruna Family Blog. With Christmas ending and our winter vacation just beginning, I’ve been remembering my first Christmas in Japan before I was married. That first year,…

    December 26, 2019
  • Welcome

    Hello there! My name is Hannah, and The Haruna Home is a site for sharing about our international family, what it’s like to live overseas as an immigrant, and country life in rural Japan.…

    December 24, 2019