Airport operators in Japan are looking to open day care centers at their facilities in an effort to keep airline and airport staff from leaving their jobs after having children.

Ground and cabin crew as well as airport terminal officials typically work irregular hours, which also depend on weather conditions. Because of this, many find it difficult to fulfill the demands of the job while trying to raise a family.

But day care centers at the airports could help employees juggle work and family responsibilities. Such efforts by airport operators to retain their personnel are important, as the number of visitors to Japan is expected to rise in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.