Life in Japan Motherhood in Japan Pregnancy & Birth In JapanOh Baby! Pregnancy, Maternity, and Child Care Leave in Japan by Teniupdated on 2018-11-292018-06-11Leave a Comment on Oh Baby! Pregnancy, Maternity, and Child Care Leave in Japan Filed under #SSDD: Maternity leave and the “pregnancy rota” of the Japanese workplace are in the news again. I figured I’d add my 2 yen on the debate. After all, I discovered that I was pregnant a day after starting my new (and current) school.