The Japanese population is shrinking. People are not having babies like they used to. Koei Tecmo, the folks behind hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors and boobs-and-high-kicks Dead or Alive, to the rescue!
Starting this month, the company is offering the a gift payment that's the equivalent of US$20,300 to employees who have their third child. Those having their first child get roughly $US1,000, and those having their second child get approximately $US2,000.
Before the two companies merged, each provided child birth payments of $US1,000 for each child. No word if those having their fourth, fifth or sixth child will also get that 20 grand payment — or merely sympathy. Kidding!
コーエーテクモ：３人目以降の子供に２００万円支給 少子化対策で [Mainichi]