Work-Life Support and Diversity Office


Support for Childcare

Support systems provided by JAXA

Hoshinoko Nursery School

Special Leave

Working Hours and Working Conditions

Leave from Work (applicable for employees of both sexes)

Prohibition of Disadvantageous Treatment (employees of both sexes).

Summary of Childcare Support System provided by JAXA

Support System for Childcare Available for Male Employees

Subsidy system for expenses for babysitters associated with childcare during sickness and recovery

Leave Before and After Childbirth: Example of Childcare Leave

Allowances paid

One-off Payment for Childbirth (Article 101 and Article 106 of the Health Insurance Act)

Benefits for Childbirth (Article 102 and Article 104 of the Health Insurance Act)

Employees of JAXA

Members of Health Insurance/Welfare Associations (e.g., the Science and Technology Health Insurance Society)

Members of National Public Service MAA/Welfare Association or Members of National Public Service MAA

Childcare Leave Benefits (For All Employees)

Social Insurance Premium (Social Insurance and Employee Pension Insurance)

Benefits Granted by Municipalities

Consultation Services

Individualized consultation is available with childcare and family-care advisers. We welcome private inquiries on various topics, such as using the support systems provided by JAXA, using the services provided by communities, problems concerning childcare, maintaining a good balance between work and parenting, and so forth.

Childcare Seminars and Exchange Meetings

We plan to invite childcare specialists to hold childcare seminars and exchange meetings for employees. By exchanging childcare information, we help employees resolve childcare anxieties and maintain a good balance between work and parenting.

Childcare Exchange Meetings will be held regularly.
The first Tuesday of every month   Place:Tsukuba Space Center
The second Tuesday of every month   Place:Tokyo Office
The third Tuesday of every month   Place:Sagamihara Campus
The fourth Tuesday of every month   Place:Chofu Aerospace Center
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 The 2nd Childcare Seminar was held.
Venue: Tsukuba (main), Sagamihara, Tokyo, Chofu, Chofu Branch, Kakuda
Participants (Staff, Related parties): 60
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Childcare exchange meetings were held.
Venue: Tsukuba (main), Sagamihara, Tokyo, Chofu, Chofu Branch
Participants (Staff, Related parties): 27
Childcare exchange meetings were held at each office and/or facility.
Chofu Aerospace Center: Friday, November 7,2014, Participants (Staff): 7
Tokyo Office: Monday, November 17,2014 Participants (Staff): 6
Sagamihara Campus: Tuesday, November 18,2014, Participants (Staff, Related arties): 15
Monday, October 27, 2014 Child Raising Seminar for staff was held.
Venue: Tsukuba (main), Sagamihara, Tokyo, Chofu, Chofu Branch, Kakuda
Participants (Staff): 26

General Information on Childcare

To maintain a good balance between work and parenting, there may be a need to utilize institutions and personnel who accept and look after children during work hours. In most cases, parents leave their children with a nursery school (day-care center for children) so they can work. However, there are many more institutions and services that support parents, such as certified children centers, facilities combining kindergarten and nursery school, kindergartens, childcare givers, babysitters, and family support. It is important to select the service that seems most suitable for your way of working, your childcare needs, your family circumstances, and your communities.

References: Brochures are issued by the Department of Support for Children, Department of Education for Children, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; the City of Sagamihara; the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; and the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

What Are Nursery Schools and Day-Care Centers for Children?

Types of Nursery Schools

Other Facilities and Childcare Services Schools

Sick and Recovering Child Care

Regional Information and Consultation Services

Cases for Work and Childcare Balance:

Case 1 : Mrs. H., who works for the head office of the Satellite Applications Mission Directorate I (Updated July 1, 2014)

Case 2 : N, (Male), Finance Division (Updated September 1, 2014)

Case 3 : K, (Male), Space Technology Department (Updated August 1, 2015)