Koizumi Environment Minister Meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister who is taking his maternity leave in his current job September 20 16:49
Minister Koizumi, who is considering whether to take childcare leave, met with New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern, who was the first prime minister to take maternity leave. After that, Minister Koizumi expressed his desire to work to create an environment where work and child-rearing are compatible.
Minister Koizumi, who is considering whether his wife is pregnant and wants to take parental leave, met with New Zealand Prime Minister Adarn, who took maternity leave for the first time as prime minister in Tokyo on the 20th.
Later in a press conference, Minister Koizumi said, “In New Zealand, female legislators can breastfeed in parliament, the chairman is feeding the baby brought by parliamentarians and raising milk in baby bottles. I hope it will be like that. "
On top of that, he said, “I just thought about taking childcare leave, but it was news in Japan, but it is natural in New Zealand. I have to create a future that doesn't become news,” creating an environment where work and childcare can be balanced. He expressed his desire to strive.