A female politician's decision to bring her baby to an assembly session to highlight the difficulties faced by working mothers is drawing support on Twitter, with users saying they don't mind if people take their children to the workplace.

The use of the hashtag #KozurekaigiOK, which roughly translates as "It's OK to bring a child to a meeting," is believed to have been triggered by filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya's tweet Friday that he's fine with people taking their children to business meetings.

"Anyone who works with Kiriya can bring their child along. Whether it's a meeting, an interview or a film shoot, I don't mind at all," he tweeted after news articles about Kumamoto Municipal Assembly member Yuka Ogata began appearing.