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‘Male maternity leave’: new flexible childcare leave for employees in Japan

Written by
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, one of the largest international firms in Japan best known for serving overseas companies doing business in Japan since the early 1950s.
Authors
Yuka Kamio
Special Counsel - Japan
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Ai Nishiuchi
Associate - Japan
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Japan
30.09.21
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New provisions will allow employees in Japan to take leave after the birth of a child in more flexible ways. Employers will also be required to encourage employees to take child care leave. The new provisions are, among other things, designed to encourage more men to take child care leave.

To download a copy of the report on the changes to the Childcare and Family Care Leave Act that will introduce these changes, click here.