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Empowering Women ~For Further Advancement~ LIAJ Conducts the "Project to Support Working Parents with Small Children" for Fiscal 2015 ~Subsidizing Day Nurseries/Clubs for After School Activities for Children~

1 May, 2015

 

The Life Insurance Association of Japan, LIAJ (Chairman: Koichiro Watanabe, President of The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company) has been conducting the "Project to Support Working Parents with Small Children" as a part of its efforts to promote active participation by women.

With the aim of addressing the issue of children on nursery school waiting lists, which is a national issue, the LIAJ fosters day nurseries/clubs for after school activities for children by providing them with subsidies for their efforts to increase the capacity and improve the quality of their services through this project. The total subsidy will be 21 million yen.

Applications for subsidy from day nurseries/clubs for after school activities for children are accepted from 1 May.

In line with the Japanese Government's growth strategy which has promotion of active participation by women as one of its pillars, through this project, the life insurance industry, as an industry which has a social responsibility to promote social and public welfare, will contribute to improve the environment for women to well manage to work and raise children at the same time and to realize a society where women achieve further advancement.


Below are the costs covered by the subsidy and the total subsidy will be up to 21 million yen.

Subsidized costs Amount of subsidy
1. Initial cost of establishing day nurseries  Up to 3.5 million yen for each day nursery
  (Total subsidy will be 7 million yen)
2. Cost of purchasing and maintaining equipments required for projects to promote childcare  Up to 350 thousand yen for each day nursery
  (Total subsidy will be 7 million yen)
3. Cost of purchasing and maintaining equipments required for projects to increase the capacity and improve the quality of clubs for after school activities for children  Up to 200 thousand yen for each club for after school activities for children
  (Total subsidy will be 7 million yen)