Mar 31, 2016

Foster parents allowed child care leave under new law

Foster parents seeking to adopt a child will be allowed to take child care leave from next January under a new law enacted by the Diet this week. Before the legal revision, only biological and adoptive parents were granted a basic one-year leave from ...

Jun 26, 2015

More men taking child care leave: welfare ministry

The welfare ministry on Thursday reported a slight increase in the ratio of men taking child care leave. Men who had gone on leave by Oct. 1, 2014, accounted for 2.30 percent of men surveyed whose wives had given birth during the year to ...

Oct 30, 2013

Pay during child leave to get big increase

The government plans to increase the amount of benefits paid to people who take child care leave to 67 percent of their salary, up from the current 50 percent, labor ministry officials said. The move is intended to encourage women to stay in the ...