Category Archives: colleague reactions

Paternity Leave: A few thoughts after the fact


I haven’t written on this blog in two years for a very good reason: I didn’t take a child care leave for my second child. From April 2010 to March 2011 I took a one year of child care leave … Continue reading

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Family Day? Not in Japan


One of the problems with maintaining a blog about child raising is that the child-raising itself takes so much time that thee is little time to blog about it. If I thought I had little to,e last year while on … Continue reading

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Year 2: Colleague Reactions


Just over 5 months ago, my year-long child care leave ended and I went back to work. Since then, I haven’t posted on this blog for a very good reason: I was insanely busy. Of course, not too busy to … Continue reading

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Initial reactions (cont.)


In 1992, in what was widely publicized as the first incident of a man taking child care leave from a private company in Japan, Mutsumi Ota took 3 months off from his job and wrote about his experiences for Japan … Continue reading

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Initial colleague reactions


Although I had already talked with the jinjigakaricho about child care leave, I resisted approaching the head of the English department, Professor K, until the middle of November. One reason was that I felt that waiting until a less stressful … Continue reading

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