Abe recommits to 'womenomics'

Sep 12, 2014

Abe recommits to 'womenomics'

by Masaaki Kameda

At an international conference focusing on women, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday renewed his pledge to promote the status of women in society. Speaking to an audience of about 1,000 people attending the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Abe vowed to address ...

Women's work culture under fire

Sep 12, 2014

Women's work culture under fire

by Chikako Mogi and Kyoko Shimodoi

One morning in February, the government personnel department began an experiment in a nondescript building in a Tokyo residential area that could end up rewriting the rules of the nation’s powerful bureaucracy. For the first time, it invited 19 women from different ministries to ...

Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Sep 8, 2014

Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Two newly promoted politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a neo-Nazi party. Internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi and Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Tomomi Inada can be seen in separate ...