Five-year plan in works to boost after-school child care

Apr 28, 2014

Five-year plan in works to boost after-school child care

Japan will draft a five-year plan with numerical targets to increase the capacity of after-school child care centers nationwide so more women with young children can work, it was learned Monday. The Cabinet will set a timetable for the measures to be taken by ...

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

| Mar 9, 2014

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

Many government-certified nursery schools are scheduled to open in April, but some are questioning whether some of them actually will open their doors on time. The concern stems from two factors. The first is the shortage of construction workers amid strong demand as a ...

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 ...

Jan 12, 2014

Service helps new moms juggle kids and careers

by Junji Yamaguchi

After seeing many of her friends and colleagues abandon promising careers for motherhood, Keiko Koda was inspired to find a way to help professionals stay on the corporate path after having children. In 2009, she founded AsMama Inc. to lend a hand to these ...