Support for Work-Life Balance


Mitsui Fudosan is improving work efficiency in all business divisions, thereby reducing employee working hours, and promoting an optimal balance between life and work. We believe appropriate work-life balance ensures a more fulfilling private life for employees, and is very effective for encouraging self-improvement and balancing work with child or family care. As a result, a workplace environment is established enabling diverse employees to fully realize their individual abilities, and this helps us create superior value and achieve sustained growth of our group.

Our Efforts to Support Work-Life Balance

The Mitsui Fudosan Group aims to create higher value by establishing an environment which accepts the diversity of employees, and allows individuals to fully realize their capabilities. Therefore, we aim to increase private time by improving work efficiency, reducing work time, and achieving a more appropriate work-life balance. We believe that increasing opportunities to come into contact with different values through self-improvement and interaction outside the company helps to ensure sustained growth of our group.

Major Initiatives (Examples)

Flex-Time System

Employees can flexibly determine their time for starting and stopping work within a certain range.

Return Entry System

System for re-employment after resignation due to transfer involving the move of a spouse.

Special Summer Leave, Special Consecutive Leave

Special summer leave and special consecutive leave that can be taken freely in addition to the legally mandated annual paid leave.

(Units: Days)
Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Number of days taken 12.7 12.9 14.1
For regular and contract employees (those registered for the full year)

Refreshment Leave

Leave (5-10 days) and a commemorative prize (travel tickets) award in recognition of a certain number of years worked.

Cafeteria Plan

A benefit program that can be used by selecting from a variety of options such as self-development or leisure/travel.

Family Day

A company event held every year with family participation to help deepen ties between employees and their families. The event serves as an opportunity for employees to deepen ties with their families, and think about work-life balance.

Family Day
Family Day

Our Efforts to Support Childcare

To support work balance for employees involved in childcare, we go beyond legally mandated programs, and provide programs such as in-office nurseries, childcare leave longer than the legally mandated period, and subsidies for the costs of raising children. In these and other ways, we are working to put in place an environment where it is easier to work, and employees can more fully realize their capabilities with peace of mind.

Through these initiatives, we have continually maintained a 100% return rate from childcare leave for more than 20 years among regular Mitsui Fudosan employees. We are also focusing effort on fostering awareness and understanding of childcare among all members of the workplace.

We acquired Kurumin certification from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in fiscal 2014

Childrearing-Father Training Leave

We have established Childrearing-Father Training Leave to promote men's participation in and understanding of childcare. This program is used by many employees.

Number of Employees Taking Childcare Leave and Childrearing-Father Training Leave (men's childcare leave)

(Unit: People)
Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Men 36 31 29
Women 12 17 15

Return Rate of Employees Taking Childcare Leave

Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Regular employees 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Contract employees 100.0% 87.5% 69.2%
Excludes those departing due to use of the return entry system (system for re-employment of those who have resigned due to transfer of a spouse)

Project for Working Side by Side with Children

Throughout Japan, Mitsui Fudosan is deploying WORKSTYLING multi-site shared offices for corporate clients. The Project for Working Side by Side with Children, conducted in August 2017 at WORKSTYLING Shiodome, was an experiment of a new workstyle balancing childcare and work, where people spend time with their children while working.

The aim of WORKSTYLING is to offer spaces where employees can freely create new workstyles such as liberating themselves from long-distance commuting, and balancing between childcare, family care and work.

WORKSTYLING Project Received 2017 Good Design Award

Mitsui Fudosan's WORKSTYLING Project: Workstyle Reform Through Multi-Site Shared Offices received a Good Design Award for fiscal 2017.

This award recognized that WORKSTYLING provides a new solution to various workspace issues, and is highly regarded as a service that realizes diverse workstyles.

Project for Working Side by Side with Children
Project for Working Side by Side with Children

Our Efforts to Support Family Care

To support work balance of employees engaged in family care, we are developing an environment that includes a work-at-home system and a system for subsidizing the costs of family care.

In addition, our Care Design Department, which supports lifestyles in later life, collaborates with the Personnel Department to hold Care Seminars for employees and their families, and offer care consulting courtesy of a qualified specialist in family care.

Employees Taking Family Care Leave

(Unit: People)
Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Men - - -
Women - - -

Return Rate of Employees Taking Family Care Leave

Fiscal 2016 Fiscal 2017 Fiscal 2018
Return rate - - -