In Japan, some companies, like Amazon Japan, have adopted Pet Leave. This policy permits employees to have a day off when their pets get sick. They can appply to request days off and, if approved, they will be granted those days. They can have specific numbers of days off days if they apply and the application is approved. According to its survey, Amazon Japan found that approximately 30% of their employees own pets.
After introducing a pet section within their store on September 30, 2010, Amazon Japan decided to adopt pet leave.