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 ...

Mar 31, 2015

Ministry to outlaw maternity discrimination

The labor ministry has decided to make it unlawful to demote, reassign or otherwise treat female employees unfavorably during a yearlong period following their return from child-care leave.