Jul 28, 2015

Metro area sees fewer children on nursery school waiting list

The number of children in Tokyo who were still waiting to enter nursery schools as of April has decreased from the year before for the first time in three years, NHK reported Tuesday, citing Tokyo Metropolitan Government data. The figure stood at 7,814 in ...

Jun 25, 2014

Nursery field should be open to stock companies, FTC says

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission urged local governments on Wednesday to remove barriers to shareholder-owned companies setting up and operating nursery schools. Local governments should end unfair practices that discriminate against certain businesses, the commission said. The FTC, which conducted a survey, said some local ...

May 18, 2014

More private firms entering nursery school business

The number of authorized nursery schools run by private companies is rising, offering fresh hope to parents whose children are on waiting lists in urban areas. As of April 2013, there were 474 such nurseries, up 24 percent from a year ago, the Health, ...

Feb 4, 2014

Nursery school openings hit by construction delays

The opening of nursery schools scheduled for April, the start of the new business year, will be postponed in a number of municipalities due to construction delays caused by labor shortages and surges in material costs, local governments say. The delays in Tokyo and ...