Parenting in Japan is changing. Many dads are carrying babies or taking kids to schools these days, which were seen only rarely 20 years ago. These dads are called “Ikumen” in Japanese, meaning parenting dads. They were treated specially in a way by being called by this specific term because taking care of children is assumed as Mom’s job, but this may not be the case in the next few years because gender equality is happening in parenting as well as it is in the workforce. The word, “Ikumen” may disappear in the near future.
Interesting article on parenting in Japan. Happy reading!