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Examples of our benefits that support flexible ways of working

-Super Flextime

Since April 2020, we have abolished the core time (10:00-15:00) from our previous flextime system and implemented super flextime without core time.

-Remote Working Option

Astellas introduced the remote work system prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, and an increasing number of employees have been working from home since March 2020 to prevent the spread of the virus. We will continue to make efficient use of the remote work system after returning to the pre-pandemic state.

-Sideline Business

Restrictions on working a side business have been eased since April 2020. Having sideline businesses allows employees to experience diverse careers, enables career independence, and enhances creativity and productivity.

-FF day (Family Friday)

We introduced FF day in 2009 as part of our work style reform.
Every Friday, we move up the finishing time by 1 hour and 45 minutes to create an environment where employees can enjoy their private lives, such as spending time with their families and self-development.


  • Cohabitation support system at the time of marriage (for sales staff, incorporated into regular transfers)
  • Maternity protection leave/special medical leave
  • Childcare leave (can be taken twice until the age of 3/child)
  • Childcare leave (5 days paid when your spouse/partner gives birth, can be taken in installments)
  • Short-time working hours (up to 3rd grade of elementary school)
  • Restrictions on overtime work
  • Corporate contract with a babysitter dispatch company (up to 6th grade of elementary school)
Return to work
Return to work
  • Flexibility to change the planned end date of childcare
  • Childcare expense subsidy (up to 160,000 yen/month for up to 6 months if you cannot enroll in a licensed nursery school)
  • Support for returning to work for those on maternity/childcare leave
  • Paid leave granted upon return to work after maternity/childcare leave (up to 10 days)
Nursing care
Nursing care
  • Nursing care leave (total of 1 year/1 nursing care required)
  • Nursing care leave
  • Short-time working (flexible combination of 1 hour, 2 hours, half day, full day until the reason for application is resolved)
  • Restrictions on overtime work
External evaluation
  • Winner of the 3rd Work-Life Balance Award (November 2009)
  • 2012 J-Win Diversity Award Grand Prize Winner (March 2012)
  • Selected as one of the 100 diversity management companies (March 2014)
  • Selected as a “Nadeshiko Brand” (March 2016, March 2019)
  • Certified as “Platinum Kurumin” (2019)
Platinum Kurumin