"Nippon Life Insurance Co. announced this week it is ordering men with newborn children to take paid leave. Workaholics need not fret–the company is only suggesting new dads take a week, not anywhere near the maximum two-and-a-half years under the combined government and company child-care leave policies.....eligible dads (who take) leave (in Japan)... 2.63% nationally at the end of March 2012, according to the latest government survey."
Source: Nippon Life Tells New Dads to Take Time Off
June 21, 2013
Wall Street Journal Japan
By Eleanor Warnock