May 13, 2013


JR East to Open New Child Care Support Facilities

Keywords: Diversity Non-manufacturing industry 

JFS/JR East to Open New Child Care Support Facilities
Copyright East Japan Railway Co.

East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) brought the number of child care support facilities it owns to 71 as of April 1, 2013, increasing the total capacity of nursery schools near train stations to about 3,800 children.

In an effort to extend more child care support to local communities, the company plans eventually to reach 100 facilities. Types of facilities include nursery schools near train stations; after-school care facilities near train stations for elementary school children; and "diversity nursery schools" located at company offices to support employee diversity.

JR East opened a mixed-use facility called Cotonior to support child and elderly care in March 2013 and plans to promote multi-generational exchange.