New, Multilingual Leaflet on Caregiver & Nursing Care Leave

Just had a baby? Elderly parents need help at home? Want more information but everything is in Japanese?

The Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Labour has produced a new, multilingual pamphlet available online.

It covers:

  • Childcare Leave
  • Short and Longer Term Caregiver Leave
  • Time-off for Sick/Injured Children
  • Limitations on working hours/overtime for parents caring for child under three or elementary school student
  • Reduction of scheduled hours for child/nursing care

The leaflet also gives you numbers to call for consultations depending on the prefecture in which you live.


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