Training to be a super dad in Japan

Yan, Sophia C


One in a series of articles written by 2015 Abe Journalism Fellow Sophia Yan for CNN Money based on her project “Women Matter: Unlocking Japan’s Full Economic Potential.”

“Japan has one of the more generous statutory parental leave policies in
Asia at 52 weeks, but only 2.7% of men take advantage of the time off,
according to government data. Of those, most are away from the office
for less than two weeks. Meanwhile, roughly 80% of Japanese moms take
childcare leave.”