“As the number of working mothers has increased, the cooperation of partners is helpful for women to have fulfilling careers,” NYK said Friday in a press release.
Koji Azuma, a director for the nonprofit Fathering Japan organization, made a presentation at the seminar about the merits for men to participate in domestic work. The seminar also included a group discussion.
In the fiscal year 2017, females accounted for 16 percent of company managers and the ratio of men taking child care leave reached 40 percent, NYK said.
“The NYK Group will continue to make efforts to strengthen its human resources by recognizing the importance of work-life integration and reviewing work styles to make efficient use of time as the company strives to help employees find a suitable balance between work and personal life,” the company said.