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Japan’s First Working Café with Child-Minding Space
mama square
Opening Monday, April 27 at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLagarden KAWAGUCHI

April 24, 2015
mamasquare Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Tansei Mall Management Co., Ltd.

mamasquare Co., Ltd. will open mama square, Japan’s first working café with child-minding functions where mothers do not have to work apart from their children, at Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.’s retail property, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLagarden KAWAGUCHI, on Monday, April 27, realizing a new working style enabling living and working in the same area. Mitsui Fudosan endorses the mama square concept of supporting working mothers and has provided support through such means as providing a place to open a store, while Tansei Mall Management Co., Ltd. will support store development through such means as advising on store opening strategies and selection of locations.

mama square is a stylish new type of working café for families which incorporates child-minding functions and a work area. The work area has a glass partition that provides a view into the adjacent child-minding area and family café. Children support staff, including nursery care providers, are posted full-time in the child-minding area, enabling mothers to work with ease of mind. In addition, tie-ups with education-related companies will allow for preparation of education programs that take the facility beyond merely having child-minding functions. The facility provides mothers with an environment where they can work efficiently and securely due to the ease of mind of being near their children, relieved of the time spent dropping off and picking up children. And because mama square is located inside a retail facility it also enables shopping after the day’s work is over. A shift system has been implemented so mothers are not overburdened by demanding work details, working hours, or working days. mama square also allows mothers to take work breaks in the café while watching children at play.

mama square LaLagarden KAWAGUCHI Overview

Perspective drawing of mama square LaLagarden

mama square LaLagarden KAWAGUCHI Overview

Opening date Monday, April 27, 2015
Location Mitsui Shopping Park LaLagarden KAWAGUCHI, 2nd floor, 18-9 Miyacho, Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture
Operating hours 10:00 to 20:00
mama square Website (Japanese only)