Takashi Tayama, 35, right, and Yuji Inoue, 42, left, take part in a "ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo. The all-male course teaches men how to bathe and dress a baby and also helps them understand a woman's perspective on child-rearing, says Ikumen University. "I wanted to create a form of certification proving a man's child-rearing skills and support for married life," course instructor Takeshi Akiyama told Reuters. "Matchmaking agencies can advertise such men as having 'extra value,' by letting potential partners know he will support the marriage."© Japan Today
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