Abe's Cabinet issues list of projects to help women

Oct 10, 2014

Abe's Cabinet issues list of projects to help women

by Reiji Yoshida

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Friday issued a “package” of policy measures to help women in the nation’s male-dominated society, including new government consultancies to help single-mother families, job training courses and expanded after-school programs for young children. But the “package” is, in ...

Apr 26, 2014

Office child care to be subsidized

Finally the government plans to subsidize in-house corporate child care centers provided that the companies also open the centers to children of those who are not employees.

Baby facilities take the tantrums out of shopping

Apr 4, 2014

Baby facilities take the tantrums out of shopping

“Toddler” and “shopping” are two words that are likely to instill instant fear into the heart of all but the most unflappable of parents. There are perhaps few less relaxing tasks than navigating the shops while lugging a young child who would rather be ...

NPO helps granddads learn child-rearing skills

Jun 27, 2013

NPO helps granddads learn child-rearing skills

by Satoshi Toi

A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is promoting a program to help grandfathers learn the basics of nurturing babies. The NPO, called Egalite Otemae, began the program in 2010 to address the growing need for grandparents to get involved in child-rearing as the number of working ...