Taipei parents cry foul at Baby Boss closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many parents are saddened by the news that Baby Boss, a simulated city in which children could role-play various jobs, will be clocking out for good on Nov. 30. Wednesday mo...

Asics employee's lawsuit highlights paternity leave in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — He sits in an office of a major Japanese sportswear maker but reports to no one. He is assigned odd tasks like translating into English the manual on company rules like policies on vacati...

Japanese reading pen inspires kids to do homework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Most parents and teachers will admit that getting young kids to sit and do their homework can be a daunting task. A new reading pen made by Japanese stationery company Kokuy...

New Taipei cuts monthly kindergarten fee to NT$4,500 to boost birthrates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Households with infants in New Taipei City can benefit from a new measure relieving the financial burden of child rearing by cutting kindergarten fees to NT$4,500 (US$143)...

Taiwanese standup comedian to launch 1st ever political satire show among Mandarin-speaking countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A young popular Taiwanese standup comedian is setting up a crowdfunding campaign to produce a Taiwanese political satire show inspired by the late-night political comedy shows i...

Hong Kong mulls extended maternity leave to boost birth rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Hong Kong will implement measures to help boost birth rates including extended paternity leave for males and maternity leave for females, Labour and Welf...

Divorced mothers of new immigrant children can stay in Taiwan: NIA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Monday evening (July 2) reiterated that new immigrant mothers who have children born in Taiwan but have been divorced can apply to stay...

Only 11% of Japanese believe Japan has achieved gender equality: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite increased awareness about women’s rights, only 11 percent of Japanese respondents believe men and women are treated equally in Japan, according to a survey b...

Dad takes Japan Inc. to court alleging paternity harassment

TOKYO (AP) — Brokerage manager Glen Wood was still negotiating with his bosses to take three or four weeks of paternity leave when his son was born six weeks premature. Wood, 48, a C...

Taiwan provides NT$2,500 for kids up to age 4 in bid to boost birth rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will expand its child-rearing subsidy program to provide a monthly allowance of NT$2,500 for households with a toddler up to age 4, Premier William Lai announced at...

Marriages in Taipei drop significantly, reaching an 8 year low in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei has reported a steady decline year by year in marriage rates over the past five years, with 2017 reaching an eight year low. According to the Civil Affairs Burea...

Domestic thriller melds with spy novel in 'Need to Know'

"Need to Know" (Ballantine Books), by Karen Cleveland The domestic thriller melds with the spy novel in Karen Cleveland's entertaining and quite plausible "Need to Know." ...

Majority of Taiwan's working couples see child rearing as burden

Taipei, (CNA) Roughly 85 percent of the working couples in Taiwan believed it would take an average monthly household income of nearly NT$80,000 (US$2,666) to raise a child, according to a survey rele...

Free entrepreneurship lecture for new immigrants to take place in Taipei June 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A free lecture organized by Taipei City Department of Economic Development (DED) on how to start a new business for new immigrants will take place at Taipei City Hall’s Con...

Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from...