Episode 28: Paid leave

How much paid leave do you usually take?

Listen as three Kyodo News journalists -- Yamaguchi-san, Ed and Su-san -- talk about how a recent government survey found that a record share of private-sector workers in Japan took paid leave in 2022 at 62.1 percent. Listen as they discuss the challenges Japanese society faces in getting that percentage higher and how paid leave is viewed in other cultures.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japan workers took 62% of paid leave allocation in 2022: government survey

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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Commuters walk in front of JR Tokyo Station in the Japanese capital on May 8, 2023. (Kyodo)