Koei Tecmo Encourages Employees To Have Babies (With Money!)

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 $1,000, and those having their second child get approximately $2,000.

Before the two companies merged, each provided child birth payments of $1,000 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.

Know what else Koei Tecmo is also planning on doing? Docking pay each time an employee masturbates. Likewise, 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]