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Various Systems for Supporting a Healthy Work Life Balance

Overview of various systems aimed at supporting employees juggling work and family life
(promotion of a healthy work life balance)

Overview of various systems aimed at supporting employees juggling work and family life (promotion of a healthy work life balance)

Common Assisted leave of absence System of accumulating expired paid leave (up to 20 days). Employees can take days-off for taking care of sick children, providing nursing care for family members, for safe motherhood during pregnancy, for supporting a spouse in pregnancy, for personal illness or injury, infertility treatment, and volunteer services.
Hourly use of annual paid leave Five days worth (40 hours) of granted annual paid leave can be used as leave of absence in hourly units for whatever reason.
Flextime Flextime is available for employees who are caring for children up to sixth grade, nursing family members, or pregnant (for sale motherhood).
Work-time shift system This system, under which the start and finish time can be chosen from nine time slots, is available for employees who are caring for children up to the sixth grade, nursing family members, pregnant (for sale motherhood) employees, or those recovering from illness or injury.
Re-employment program If requested, re-employment opportunities are provided to former employees who resigned due to marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, nursing of family members, or relocation due to spouse's business.
Childcare Nursing care leave
(=Leave to care for sick children)
Employees can take 10 days off per year to care for their preschool children, regardless of the number of children they have. Half-days can also be taken.
Pregnancy leave This leave of absence is offered to those who have difficulty in working or commuting due to pregnancy. In addition, we offer leave of absence for hospital visits before and after child birth as well as a break and leaves of absence after child birth.
Prenatal and postpartum leave from work Employees can take leave from work for six weeks before giving birth and eight weeks after giving birth.
Childcare leave Employees can take leave from work until their child is two years old. Male employees can also take leave of absence starting from their child’s expected delivery date as well as after the birth of their child. In case of leave of absence within three months, the first 10 days will be paid leave.
Shorter working hours for childcare Employees can work shorter hours until their child is in the third grade. They can choose from three time slots, and can revise their choice up to three times.
Various seminars We offer Daddy Seminars and seminars to support employees returning to work after taking leave.
Nursing care Nursing care leave To care for a family member in need of nursing care, employees can take 10 days off per year, regardless of the number of family members in need of care. Half-days can also be taken.
Nursing care leave of absence Employees can take up to two years of nursing care leave. This can be combined with shorter working hours.
Shorter working hours for nursing care Employees can work shorter hours for up to two years. They can choose from three time slots and can revise their choice up to two times. This can be combined with leave from work.
Leave due to personal illness or injury Employees can take up to three years of leave to recover from personal illness or injury.
Volunteer service leave system Employees can take up to two years and four months of leave from work to engage in volunteer services.
Special long-term leave for spousal relocation This leave is available for up to three years and is for an employee whose spouse has been transferred to a remote location.
Special long-term leave for capacity building Employees can take up to two years of leave to attend a post-graduate course in Japan and business certificate programs overseas.

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