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.
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.
Japan is in the midst of an unprecedented recession, so corporations are being asked to work toward fixing another major problem: the country's low birthrate. "LINK"
12 hour work days? That's only half a day and now they want to let folks leave early a couple of days a week to do what...... If you've had a vasectomy do you still get to go home early just to practice? What if you're not married? It's very easy to increase the population just ask the "Duggars"