Baby care classes designed for single men in Tokyo

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Yuji Inoue (R), 42, and other participants take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Takashi Tayama (front R), 35, and Yuji Inoue (L), 42, take part in a "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Participants take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Takashi Tayama (2nd R), 35, Masaya Kurita (R), 31, and Yuji Inoue (L), 42, take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Participants take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Takashi Tayama, 35, takes part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Participants try to wear 7-kilogram pregnancy jackets as they take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Participants take part in an "Ikumen" course, or child-rearing course for men, organized by Osaka-based company Ikumen University, in Tokyo, Japan September 18, 2016. Picture taken September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Diaper changes, feeding, bathing... all things new parents need to know

But these men are not learning pre-natal skills in order to help their wives. They're learning how to take care of a baby in order to help get a wife.

The company called Ikumen University offers a class for men to become more appealing to potential life partners by teaching them things like infant care.

This 42-year-old says he's been working so hard for so long -- he's simply forgotten about the courtship process.

"Working was more fun than dating so that's all I did, but then I realized how old I was and thought, I better do something about this."

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Men in the class will also learn spousal communication and how to talk about their feelings.

The founder of the company says the certificate upon completion of the class will beef up your dating resume.

"Matchmaking agencies can advertise these men as having 'extra value,' by letting potential partners know they will support the marriage," he said.

The day long class was the first to be held in Tokyo and cost participants about $294.

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