Major Programs (Japan)

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(People)
Life Event Program Details FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Injury Short-Term Disability Leave The Short-term disability leave of up to 30 business days shall be granted when an employee requires additional or continued hospitalization and/or recuperation at home after receiving medical treatment for one month or more. This leave shall commence immediately after one month. 53 48 44 36 48
Nursing care Family Leave for a Child, Spouse or Parent Employees may take leave to care for indisposed family members up to a prescribed number of days. For employees with one child, the prescribed number of days is five, 10 days for an employee with two or more children, and five days for a spouse and/or a parent. Leave may be taken in units of half days. 741 746 668 689 710
Nursing Care Holiday For family members requiring nursing care, employees may take time off up to prescribed limits. In principle, leave of five days is given for care of one family member and 10 days for two or more family members (Leave may be taken in units of half days). 25 35 31 29 27
Leave for Nursing Care Employees may take up to one year of leave to care for a family member requiring nursing care. As a complementary support program, employees may participate in interviews prior to taking leave, during leave and after returning to work or borrow PCs to obtain information from the Company. 3 Average days used: 101 2 Average days used: 4 3 Average days used: 112 1 Average days used: 8 2 Average days used: 28
Shortened Work Hours for Nursing Care Employees caring for family members in need of nursing care can benefit from reduced working hours for the duration of the nursing care. Working hours may be shortened by 25% of monthly working hours with the options of reductions by one hour, two hours, half days and full days on a quarterly basis. Employees may use this program multiple times. They may also use this option together with flexible working hours. 1 1 2 1 1
Child care, nursing care, transfer of a spouse Registration for Reemployment Regular employees who have to give up their jobs due to responsibilities involving child raising, nursing care for family members or the transfer of a spouse to a new work location can at the time of resignation register for reemployment due to changes in circumstances since leaving their jobs. These individuals will be given preference when hiring is necessary. Number of reemployed-people :5 Number of reemployed-people :5 Number of reemployed-people :9 Number of reemployed-people :6 Number of reemployed-people :6
Marriage Program for Helping Sales Personnel Live with Their Spouse When They Get Married This program allows sales personnel to be dispatched to areas that allow them to live with their spouse where the person that they intend to marry fulfills certain preconditions. Male:4 Female:8 Male:2 Female:10 Male:6 Female:15 Male:5 Female:17 Male:4 Female:9
Pregnancy and childbirth Maternity Protection Leave Units of leave from two weeks to three months can be taken when work is not possible due to pregnancy complication such as morning sickness, the danger of miscarriage, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and premature delivery, or when leave is necessary for preventing these problems, or recovering from injury caused by still birth or miscarriage which took place before the fourth month of pregnancy. This leave may be taken multiple times, for each leave from two weeks to three months. 7 9 5 10 9
Leave of Absence Before and After Childbirth Employees may request for six weeks leave prior to childbirth (14 weeks in the case of multiple births). In principle, employee may not return to work for a period of eight weeks after childbirth. 105 91 100 102 121
Child-raising Paternity Leave At the time a spouse is to give birth to a child, employees may take Paternity Leave up to five days as and when necessary. The total number of paternity leave days may be distributed over the period two weeks prior and up to eight weeks after childbirth. 159 179 160 141 147
Leave for Child Care Employees are able to take leave until the child is three years old. Female: 163 Average days used: 369 days Female: 157 Average days used: 346 days Female: 171 Average days used: 393 days Female: 162 Average days used: 359 days Female: 182 Average days used: 390 days
Male: 2 Average days used: 168 days Male: 3 Average days used: 67 days Male: 7 Average days used: 123 days Male: 3 Average days used: 80 days Male: 3 Average days used: 12 days
Time off for Infant Care Female employees raising a child less than one year old may request for child raising time twice per day and 30 minutes for each time. 14 14 22 15 10
Shortened Work Hours for Childcare Employees may apply for shortened work hours. Options are available to shorten work hours by one or two hours (however, when combined with regulatory child-raising time, shortened work hours are limited to one hour). 129 Average days used: 531 days 187 Average days used: 672 days 150 Average days used: 786 days 170 Average days used: 1031 days 172 Average days used: 1039 days
Use of the Company's Vehicles for Child Raising Sales personnel may use the Company's vehicles to drop off and pick up children from daycare and other facilities. Male: 2 Female: 6 Male: 2 Female: 14 Male: 6 Female: 15 Male: 4 Female: 19 Male: 9 Female: 39
Financial Assistance for Daycare For employees seeking to return to work, financial assistance is provided to such employees if their children are not admitted to authorized nurseries. Financial assistance will be provided for costs of alternative daycare that exceed ¥80,000 per child (maximum amount: ¥160,000; term: six months). Financial assistance is also available to employees who have to move due to transfer. 0 0 4 3 1
Paid Leave for Employees Returning to Work After Leave of Absence Before and After Childbirth/Leave for Child Care A maximum of 10 days of annual paid leave is granted to employees returning to work after Leave of absence before and after childbirth/Leave for child care 15 15 21 10 7
Child care, nursing care, injury, other Working at Home Under this program, the Company may permit employees to work at home for all or part of their scheduled working hours in consideration of each applicant's purpose, job content, quality, frequency of utilization of this program and desired period. Registered Employees for the Program: 315 Registered Employees for the Program: 472 Registered Employees for the Program: 688 Registered Employees for the Program: 735 Registered Employees for the Program: 891
Retirement Extended Employment System Employees aged 60 and over who have specialist skills and expertise will be allowed to continue working on a yearly contract basis. Newly Contracted Employees: 25 Newly Contracted Employees: 20 Newly Contracted Employees: 50 Newly Contracted Employees: 57 Newly Contracted Employees: 57
Social contribution activities Volunteer Leave/Leave of Absence In support of the voluntary and proactive efforts of individual employees to contribute to society through volunteer activities, the Company's volunteer leave system allows for up to five days of leave to be taken each year. The volunteer leave of absence system can be used to take leave of absence of up to three years. Volunteer Leave:18 Volunteer Leave of Absence:1 Volunteer Leave:33 Volunteer Leave of Absence:1 Volunteer Leave:21 Volunteer Leave of Absence:0 Volunteer Leave:24 Volunteer Leave of Absence:0 Volunteer Leave:27 Volunteer Leave of Absence:0
Bone-Marrow Registration Leave The bone-marrow registration leave program reflects the Company's respect for employees' wishes to donate bone marrow. The program allows employees to take special leave to register and donate. 0 0 0 2 1

 

Note:
The number of users indicates those who used the system in each fiscal year. This figure excludes cases where the term of leave was not completed by the end of each fiscal year. In other words, it is limited to cases which ended within the fiscal year.

Other Programs (Japan)

Program Details Scope
Home help assistance Employees who are members of Kyosaikai and who require the support of a home helper due to an injury to themselves and/or their spouses or other life event including childbirth may receive financial assistance from Kyosaikai to a maximum of ¥3,000 per day and ¥90,000 per year. Female employees prior to and after childbirth Male employees
Child-raising assistance In the event of unforeseen circumstances, employees requiring daycare, nursery or sitter services (including extended day care) may receive financial assistance to a maximum of ¥3,000 per day and ¥90,000 per year. Employees raising children up to third year of elementary school
Nursing care assistance Employees who are living with family members who require nursing care, who for unforeseen circumstances require the services of a nursing care facility or institution or a helper may receive financial assistance to a maximum of ¥3,000 per day and ¥90,000 per year. Employees with family members who require nursing care
External support service (wiwiw) The Company has introduced an online program to provide support in maintaining a rich and varied life while raising children and for the smooth transition back to work. Employees taking child-raising leave