56 percent of Japanese take paternity leave soon after birth
Jiji -- Jun 17
A government survey showed Friday that 55.9 pct of Japanese men took child care leave within two months after their wives gave birth.

According to the Cabinet Office survey, shown in the 2017 white paper on measures to address a declining number of children, the largest group, or 23.0 pct, of respondents took four to less than six days off.

The survey also found that 29.1 pct of respondents did not take paternity leave although they wanted to do so, while 15.0 pct did not have plans to take leave.

Respondents who took six to less than 10 days off accounted for 21.8 pct, followed by 20.2 pct who took three to less than four days off.

News source: Jiji
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