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Record 34% Japanese gov't male employees take paternity leave in FY2021

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Any father dare to take paternity leave in Japan, even law make it possible however if someone dare than he might lost his job or slightly better being demoted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/world/asia/japan-paternity-leave.html

Unless you are a high rank minister.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/16/asia/japan-koizumi-paternity-leave-intl-hnk/index.html

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A record 34 percent of Japanese central government male employees took paternity leave in fiscal 2021

Wow - fertility rates must be booming

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I hope that number raises more in the coming years. No parent should be threatened from taking time off from work to take care of their kid.

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Finally some good news. Can’t wait to see the papa-tomo groups of men hanging out together with their offspring, lunch in cafes, shopping for dinner in Daimaru, competing against each other with fashion, showing off the new Porsche SUV…

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One of my coworkers recently did this. Took paternity leave for 3 months, one month with the family, and one month in Okinawa with aijin from Kabakua, one month travelling in Europe before going back to the grind, and sleepless nights with the kiddy.

Sounds like the system worked in his favor.

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I hope that number raises more in the coming years. No parent should be threatened from taking time off from work to take care of their kid.

Hear Hear! I didn't get leave when my son was born. Then changed jobs. Got 3 days for my daughter. Better than nothing, but still...

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Why does the title include "male employees?" Women can't take paternity leave. They take maternity leave.

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It's important Dads get time off to help out raising children . . . teaching, domestic chores, etc . . . nice of Japanese employers to consider the responsibilities of parenting . . . . the children come first - but admittedly, it's a balancing act . . . .

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This is good news. Hopefully the numbers will continue to grow.

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