Employee Welfare and Benefits

RIKEN employees enjoy the benefit of a generous vacation and leave package. Employees are encouraged to use their full quota of leave every year, and to make every effort to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Programs for work-life balance

RIKEN offers numerous programs to help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, including generous provisions for maternity leave for women, childcare and family nursing care for both mothers and fathers, working-from-home opportunities, reinstatement programs after extended leave, special provisions for starting work late or leaving early, and much more.

Gender Equality Program

RIKEN aims to create a workplace where both men and women can give full rein to their talents and abilities. There are many support programs offered to make this possible. Women have a diverse choice of working styles compared to other places in Japan. Furthermore, RIKEN actively supports male employees who choose to take time off for childcare.

In case of any difficulties arising at work, personal support coordinators are available to meet with employees and offer support. Finding ways to change the overall work environment so that people can maintain a better work-life balance, in particular during their childcare years, is an important goal for RIKEN.

Paid leave

For full-time employees, annual paid leave is 20 days per fiscal year (from April to March of the following year), prorated according to the date of hire. In addition, RIKEN grants 7 days of summer vacation leave and various kinds of special paid leave for significant life events such as births, weddings, and deaths.

RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society (Kyosaikai)

Upon hire by RIKEN full-time employees are automatically enrolled in the RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society, better known by its Japanese name, the Kyosaikai, and a small membership is deducted from your salary every month. The RIKEN Mutual Benefit Society is an employee mutual aid society with around 3,500 members and provides a wide range of benefits, services, and events to promote interaction and exchange among all RIKEN employees and to otherwise help to create a pleasant and comfortable working environment for everyone.