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 ...

Dec 18, 2013

Docs top 300,000; 1 in 5 are female

Japan had 303,268 doctors as of the end of 2012, topping the 300,000 threshold for the first time since officials began compiling comparable data in 1954, with women accounting for almost 20 percent, the health ministry said. The ratio of women set a record ...

Aug 9, 2013

Assailed GID pension numbers to be scrapped

In a move that follows expressions of concern over privacy, the welfare ministry will abolish a system under which a unique sequence of numerals is used for pension numbers given to those who have legally changed their sex, according to sources at an advocacy ...