Childcare and Caregiver Act


This pamphlet (PDF)[1] gives a clear summary of the provisions in the Act on Childcare Leave, Caregiver Leave, and Other Measures for the Welfare of Workers Caring for Children or Other Family Members (育児休業、介護休業等育児又は家族介護を行う労働者の福祉に関する法律), with sections on:

  1. Childcare leave
  2. Caregiver leave
  3. Time off for sick/injured childcare
  4. Caregiver leave: time off for sick/injured recipients of care
  5. Prohibition of working in excess of scheduled working hours
  6. Limiting of working late night for childcare / nursing care
  7. Reduced scheduled working hours for childcare / nursing care
  8. Measures to be established by employers


Many thanks to the following users for writing this article:

Kuma, Adamu


  1. Source: Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare リーフレット「育児・介護休業法の概要」