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Canon – “Go get some”

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Well, well, well…
While Nikon guys are playing with their cameras, Canon guys have been told to play with their………… what? (Just poking a bit of fun, I love you Nikon guys.)

I’m late on this one, but just in case you hadn’t yet seen it…..

From CNN

TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — Even before one reaches the front door of Canon’s headquarters in Tokyo, one can sense the virtual stampede of employees pouring out of the building exactly at 5:30 p.m.
Japan’s birth rate of 1.34 is below the level needed to maintain the country’s population.

Japan’s birth rate of 1.34 is below the level needed to maintain the country’s population.

In a country where 12-hour workdays are common, the electronics giant has taken to letting its employees leave early twice a week for a rather unusual reason: to encourage them to have more babies.

“Canon has a very strong birth planning program,” says the company’s spokesman Hiroshi Yoshinaga. “Sending workers home early to be with their families is a part of it.”

Japan in the midst of an unprecedented recession, so corporations are being asked to work toward fixing another major problem: the country’s low birthrate.

Read More: CNN

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