Japan's baby food market growing steadily despite low birthrate

National Aug 23, 2019

Japan's baby food market growing steadily despite low birthrate

Japan' baby food market is on a steady expansion track despite a falling number of children thanks to growing demand from working parents seeking convenient, precooked baby food. Japanese parents generally start to wean their babies when they are 5 or 6 months old, first ...

Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

National Mar 29, 2018

Japan modernizing workplace conditions to lure new mothers back

by Noriko Inoue

With Japan's demographic challenges causing a workforce crunch that is proving difficult for companies to overcome, many are now offering flexible conditions to allow new mothers to return to full-time careers while maintaining their work-family balance. More women, afraid their careers will stagnate while they ...

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

National / Social Issues Oct 12, 2016

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Working mothers in Japan are jettisoning their careers and resorting to contract work amid laws that fail to support shorter hours long term. The child care and family care leave law obliges employers to reduce working hours to six a day in principle for those ...