Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Apr 8, 2016

Finding after-school care the 'barrier of first-graders'

Finding a slot at day care may be the first hurdle working parents need to overcome in finding work-family balance. But another comes along when a child enters school. At elementary school level, students with working parents can go to an after-school facility called ...

Support services on rise for Japan's new moms

Mar 28, 2016

Support services on rise for Japan's new moms

New mothers in Japan can now seek help with household tasks as well as pre- and postnatal care amid a growing number of support organizations. One such group, Sai-Mama, was started by Mika Okada, a midwife who also runs Sakura Maternity Center in Saitama ...