TO GO WITH AFP STORY "JAPON-FEMMES-DEMOGRAPHIE" BY PATRICE NOVOTNY A working mother picks up her baby from a nursery room or "Kangaroom", which is run by Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido in Tokyo on April 2, 2008. Japan's fertility rate -- the average number of children a woman has in her lifetime -- had risen to 1.32 in 2006, up 0.06 percentage points from the record low of 1.26 in the previous year. Some Japanese companies provide business efforts for the countermeasures to the falling birthrate.  AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)