In order to strengthen measures to address the declining birthrate, the government will present a draft of specific measures to an expert meeting on January 1.
Over the next three years, we will secure an annual budget in the mid-3 trillion yen range and concentrate on expanding child allowances, while we plan to reach a conclusion by the end of the year on the specific details of securing financial resources.
The government hopes to decide on the "Children's Future Strategy Policy," which includes measures to strengthen measures to address the declining birthrate, by the end of this month, and will present the plan at an expert meeting on January 1.
Over the next three years, we will secure an annual budget in the mid-3 trillion yen range and intensively advance our efforts.
Specifically, after abolishing income restrictions on child allowance, the scope of the allowance will be expanded to include high school students, with a monthly allowance of 3,0 yen per person aged 3 to under 1 years old, and 1,5000 yen per person from 3 years old to high school students.
In addition, from the third child onwards, the monthly amount will be increased to 1,3 yen regardless of age until high school students, and we plan to consider implementing both of them within the next fiscal year.
In addition, the company aims to introduce a full-scale system from next fiscal year onwards that allows children to be entrusted to daycare centers even if their parents are not working.
Furthermore, by fiscal 3, we have stated that we will consider strengthening childbirth support, including the coverage of public insurance.
In addition, if both parents take childcare leave, we aim to increase the rate of childcare leave benefits from fiscal 2026 so that the take-home income does not change for up to four weeks.
In addition to social security expenditure reform, the necessary financial resources will be secured by fiscal 4 through the establishment of a new support system to be borne by society as a whole, and the shortfall will be covered by the issuance of "special bonds for children" temporarily before the system is in place.
He also emphasized that through thorough expenditure reform and other measures, Japan will work to ensure that there is no substantial additional burden on the public.
On the other hand, it clearly states that the specific details of the expenditure reform and the new subsidy system, including the relationship with social insurance, will be examined in the process of drafting the budget for the next fiscal year, and a conclusion will be reached by the end of the year.