DiversityEnhancing Support for Balancing Work and Private Life

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Tokyo Century has enhanced the support we provide for balancing work and private life so that every employee can work flexibly as appropriate to their life circumstances.

Promotion of Work-Life Balance

Tokyo Century promotes the creation of a workplace environment where employees can balance their work and private life by actively supporting employees who give birth and engage in childcare and nursing.

Main Support Systems for Balancing Work and Private Life

System Period
Childbirth/childcare Pre-childbirth leave Six weeks prior to childbirth
Post-childbirth leave Eight weeks after childbirth
Childcare leave Until the age of two years and six months
Special leave to visit a hospital, such as for physical examinations Until one year after pregnancy and childbirth (only days required)
Special leave for childbirth by a spouse One month prior to childbirth until two weeks after childbirth (five days in total)
Nursing leave Until the child starts elementary school (five days per year per child. Leaves should be taken either per day or half a day).
Exemption from overtime Until the third year of elementary school
Moving up the work start/end time Until the third year of elementary school (up to one hour)
Moving down the work start/end time Until the third year of elementary school (up to one hour)
Shortened work hours Until the third year of elementary school (up to 75- minute reduction)
Nursing Family care leave Up to one year in total (the number of applications is not limited)
Nursing leave Up to five days per family member who is under care. Leaves should be taken either per day or half a day.
Exemption from overtime Until the care for the family member ends
Moving up the work start/end time Three years from the start date (up to one hour, but the number of applications is not limited)
Moving down the work start/end time Three years from the start date (up to one hour, but the number of applications is not limited)
Shortened work hours Three years from the start date (up to two hours, but the number of applications is not limited)

Tokyo Century Held a Family Day

At Tokyo Century, we hold the “Family Day” to invite employees’ children to their parents’ workplace during their school summer holidays, as part of our initiatives to promote diversity. After a short briefing on the company, the children cultivated their understanding of the company through activities including interacting with their parents’ superiors and colleagues by exchanging business cards(*) specially made for the day. Also, the employees went back home earlier with their children on the day, in order to cultivate their awareness of work-life balance. Tokyo Century has been taking an initiative to develop employees’ working motivations by tightening their family ties through the Family Day event.

* The children’s business cards were made from recycled paper using the SEIKO Epson PaperLab, an office papermaking system.

Tokyo Century Family Day

Tokyo Century Family Day
11 employees’ family members (15 children) participated.

Tokyo Century Family Day
Exchanging business card among childrenVisiting parents’ workplace

Tokyo Century Family Day
Bingo gameTalking about their impression on the event

Lunch Roundtable Discussion: Working Mother’s and Father’s Community

At Tokyo Century, we organize periodical lunch roundtable discussions for parent employees to network among them to exchange information on managing work-life balance, including childcare and others, as part of our support for parent employees with childcare.

In fiscal 2018, the participated employees discussed on tips and tricks for efficient housework, how they utilize the hourly paid leave program introduced in 2017, the communication facilitation approach at work, and housework sharing.

Details of Discussion

Participant Topic
Mother employee who returned from childcare leave in FY2018 - Tips on efficient housework
- Daily work management in the event of taking a sudden leave due to child sickness
Parent employee with pre-school child - Making use of hourly paid leave program
- Housework sharing
Parent employee with school child - Training child to be able to commute to and from school alone and securing children’s safety
- Communication at work
Father employee with pre-school child - Housework sharing

At the Roundtable Discussion of Working Mother’s and Father’s Community

A lunch community gathering for working mothers
A lunch community gathering for working mothers
A lunch community gathering for working mothers

Encouraging Men to Take Childcare Leave

Aiming to create a work environment which makes it easy to take childcare leave, Tokyo Century uses in-house magazines and other means to present men employees who have taken childcare leave and their superiors.

Satoshi Nurimoto Business Support Division
Satoshi Nurimoto

A Precious Experience

I took childcare leave after my wife returned to work for my child’s first month getting used to nursery school. Because I took charge of all the housework and childcare, my wife was able to focus on her return to work. During that one month period, my child mastered crawling, and began holding on to things to stand up. It was a precious experience for me being able to watch my child’s growth during this dramatic period of development.

>General Manager Masahito Furukawa Business Support Division
Masahito Furukawa

From the Superior

I believe that childrearing is something which should be shared jointly between husband and wife so that approved the request for childcare leave right then and there. By watching his child grow and sharing in the labors of housework and childcare with his wife, I feel Mr. Nurimoto came back a new man.

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