New Government Policies

OIST has formulated OIST Action Plans based on new Japanese government policies.

1) The Bill on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace and OIST Action Plan
2) Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next-Generation Children and OIST Action Plan

1) The Bill on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

New Japanese law, “Bill on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace” enacted in August 2015 calls for implementing policies to promote women’s participation and advancement in the workplace.


National and local government agencies and private-sector corporations are required to collect and analyze the data on gender and working conditions, develop action plans including numerical targets, and publically disclose the plan and the data.


For more details, please go to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (Japanese only).
 

2) Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next-Generation Children

The “Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising the Next-Generation Children” has been in force since April 1, 2005, clarifying the responsibilities of the state, local governments, companies and citizens to prepare an environment where the next generation of children - who will lead the society in the future - are born and raised in the healthy environment.
Under this law, companies are supposed to formulate a “Plan” to develop the work environment that supports their employees raising children.

For more details, please go to the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (Japanese only).