akebono's Support System
- All AssociatesAnnual Paid Leave, Long Service Leave, Flextime system, Telecommuting, and Additional Employment
- Associates Who Are Pregnant or Raising ChildrenChildcare Leave, Nursing Leave to Care for a Child, Reduced Working Hours During Childcare, On-site Nursery, and Childcare Information Exchange Meetings
- Associates Who Provide Nursing CareLong-term Nursing Leave, Short-term Nursing Leave, and Reduced Working Hours for Nursing Care
On April 1st, 2016 Akebono Brake received recognition (also known as the Eru Boshi Designation) as a General Business Owner Complying with the Standard based on the Act for Promoting the Advancement of Women and the company received the top rank of Grade 3 within the system.
Akebono received “Kurumin” mark for the third time in recognition of its childcare support programs in October 2016.
Annual Paid Leave
Associates receive a set number of annual paid leave each year.
Associates who join the company on April 1 receive 14 days of annual leave from July 1 in their first year; 18 days of annual leave from April 1 their second year; 19 days of annual leave from April 1 in their third year; and 20 days of annual leave every year from their fourth year in the company.
*Average number of annual paid leave taken by associates in 2019: 18.3 days
Long Service Leave
Associates who have continuously worked for the company for ten or more years receive additional paid leave for each decade of service.
10 years: 5 days; 20 years: 7 days; 30 years: 10 days; 40 years: 10 days
Employees who participate in the “Flextime” system can work flexible hours between 6:15～22:00.
In principle, associates partially or fully work remotely from home. The scope of these work reforms has expanded with more departments approving telecommuting work options.
To support each individual’s career development, associates have the option to engage in additional employment outside of the company given that this will not impact their primary responsibilities.
Associates who are Pregnant or Raising Children
This policy is applicable until the end of March following the child’s third birthday. The leave may also be taken over multiple shorter time periods.
*A set amount of childcare leave financial support is provided monthly by the Akebono Mutual Association.
*Akebono's childcare leave system exceeds the legal minimum requirements.
Nursing Leave to Care for a Child
Associates who wish to take a leave to nurse a child who has yet to finish elementary school may take up to 5 days per year to do so, or if nursing two or more children, the associate may take up to 10 days.
*The leave can be taken separately from annual paid holidays if for nursing a child who is injured and/or ill, or needs to receive a health check or vaccination.
Reduced Working Hours during Childcare
Working hours for Associates who are caring for children who have yet to finished elementary school can be shortened by up to two hours each day.
“Akebono Nursery School” (known as Ai-Kids) is an on-site childcare facility for children from 0~2 years old.
Childcare Information Exchange Meetings
To assist with associates' smooth transition back to work, associates who are taking pregnancy or childcare leave can join information exchange meetings to share useful company and parenting information.
Associates Who Provide Nursing Care
Long-term Nursing Leave
Associate are able to take a maximum of two years leave. However, upon the request of the associate in question during the two years, the leave may be extended.
Short-term Nursing Leave
If taking care of one person, 5 days of nursing leave can be taken annually. If taking care of two or more persons, up to 10 days can be taken annually.
Reduced Working Hours for Nursing Care
Reduced hours and other measures can be taken up to a total of 3 years per one family member.