Oct 27, 2016

Steps afoot to introduce liquid baby formula to Japanese market

Japan is finally getting ready to open the way for the production and sale of ready-to-use liquid baby formula, which is likely to help reduce the burden on families raising children. The government will ask industry groups to submit data needed for setting safety standards ...

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

/ 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 ...

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

| Mar 9, 2014

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

Many government-certified nursery schools are scheduled to open in April, but some are questioning whether some of them actually will open their doors on time. The concern stems from two factors. The first is the shortage of construction workers amid strong demand as a result ...

Feb 4, 2014

Nursery school openings hit by construction delays

The opening of nursery schools scheduled for April, the start of the new business year, will be postponed in a number of municipalities due to construction delays caused by labor shortages and surges in material costs, local governments say. The delays in Tokyo and Chiba, ...