'Hope my boss would say OK': Japanese welcome minister Koizumi's paternity leave

Jan 17, 2020, 09.35 PM(IST)

The announcement from Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi, who had a boy on Friday (January 17), of taking paternity leave has been welcomed by Japanese citizens. Koizumi, son of charismatic former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and seen as a future leader himself, said on Wednesday (January 15) he was planning to take two weeks of leave over three months, in an effort to become a role model for Japan's working fathers. Watch video to know more: