National May 29, 2017

Firms aimed at supporting working moms on the rise

From temp agencies to online grocery stores, an increasing number of businesses are offering services aimed at women looking for a better work-life balance. Tokyo-based staffing service provider B-style Inc. has experienced a surge in its human resources pool since the company began a service ...

Support services on rise for Japan's new moms

National / Social Issues Mar 28, 2016

Support services on rise for Japan's new moms

New mothers in Japan can now seek help with household tasks as well as pre- and postnatal care amid a growing number of support organizations. One such group, Sai-Mama, was started by Mika Okada, a midwife who also runs Sakura Maternity Center in Saitama Prefecture. Established ...

Editorials Aug 29, 2015

Welcome moms at assemblies

In a democracy, attending political deliberations and assembly meetings should be a right for all citizens, including mothers with babies.