About Baby Kaiju, Why I Blog, and Life in Japan

Ever wanted to study, live, or work in Japan? Curious about international relationships and starting a family in Japan? Have worries about being pregnant or giving birth in Japan? 

Read about it all here at Baby Kaiju!

About Me

I’m Teni Wada, a Carolina girl born and raised, now living in the Land of the Rising Sun. Tokyo has been my home for the past 11 years.

I first came to Japan in the fall of 2004 as an exchange student. Amazingly, I enjoyed my time in Tokyo so much that I decided to live here permanently. My life in Japan began in 2007 with a career in fashion retail, working in some of Tokyo’s well-known department stores.

After receiving a Master’s Degree in Global Studies at Sophia University, I became a kindergarten teacher.

Several years later, I adopted a Shiba, got married, and had a baby girl. Along the way, I’ve traveled throughout Japan and across Asia and Europe several times.

Read more about my life in Japan: 10 Years in Japan – From Gaijin Gyaru to Mama.

What is “Baby Kaiju”?

Kaiju” (怪獣) means “monster” in Japanese. When she’s sleeping, I think my daughter is absolutely adorable… until she opens her eyes and starts to cry. Then it’s: Kaiju ga okita!(怪獣が起きた!)- “The monster’s awake!”

Why I Blog

Baby Kaiju is a lifestyle blog curated to reflect my experience as a content creator and first time mother. It’s tough juggling the demands of a blossoming career and parental duties. Nevertheless, by following my dreams, I want to inspire other moms to reach their dreams.

Here I will share my thoughts on life in Japan and being a mother. Topics include being in an international relationship, raising a bilingual child, and starting my own business. In addition, Baby Kaiju also includes parenting insights, the latest in Japanese fashion/beauty/skincare, and trending topics in Japan.

Let’s Work Together!

Want to advertise your business or event, to a global audience? Looking to attract international guests to your cafe/restaurant or hotel? Let’s collaborate!

As a content creator, I specialize in practical life guides for visitors and residents in Japan. I write about travel destinations, cuisine, and fashion/beauty trends. Lastly, I also write reviews of products and services, particularly those related to parenting and childcare.

I work with an amazing -and growing- list of clients! See my portfolio here and media kit here.

Please contact me directly regarding writing projects and collaborations: teni@babykaiju.com. You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!