New film sheds light on nighttime nurseries

Film Oct 8, 2017

New film sheds light on nighttime nurseries

A Japanese documentary film that attempts to dispel negative perceptions about nighttime nursery schools is being released in Tokyo as a curtain-raiser for a nationwide run. The film, titled "Yakan mo Yatteru Hoikuen" ("Nurseries Open Even at Night"), aims to highlight the truth ...

Martial arts tricks ease pain for new moms

National Aug 28, 2014

Martial arts tricks ease pain for new moms

by Sawako Obara

Wrist tendinitis and back pain are among the physical ailments that often affect new mothers, usually from the lifting and carrying required in caring for babies. To provide relief, a physical therapist in Japan has drawn up a parenting regimen that combines techniques from ...

Employment rate among women rises to record 63%

Business Nov 26, 2013

Employment rate among women rises to record 63%

A record high 63 percent of women aged between 15 and 64 held jobs in September, up 2 percentage points from a year earlier, according to a labor force survey by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The rise reflects a growing number of companies ...

National Jun 13, 2013

Child-care leave ups evaluation ante at agency

The Consumer Affairs Agency has introduced a unique system of child care leave that gives positive evaluations to employees who take such leave, as well as to their supervisors and colleagues who assist them, sources said. The move is intended to establish a model program ...