Welcome, and why

With maternity leave for our first baby fast-approaching, I thought this could be a good time for a new project.

So, welcome to my blog: “2020 Mum in Tokyo”!

I’m currently the Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), based in central Tokyo, one of the world’s most liveable and loveable cities.

I plan to continue working full-time for as long as I can untilĀ our due date (November 1 2016), returning after a period of maternity leave, in 2017.

Under Japanese labour law, maternity leave covers a period of 6 weeks (42 days) prior to the expected birth date to 8 weeks (56 days) after giving birth.

More on all of the above as the days and weeks go by . . .

Ganbarimasu! (I’ll do my best.)