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Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Nov 14, 2014

Experts urge Japan to step up dementia care

Japan’s graying population means that building a strong framework for dementia care is among the country’s most pressing issues, but experts say there is considerable room for improvement. “Japan’s health care system is highly developed and highly specialized,” said Shekhar Saxena, director of mental ...

Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

Nov 2, 2014

Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

An opinion poll by the Cabinet Office says that public support for having women work is rising, giving momentum to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to increase female participation in the workforce. Of the respondents, 49.4 percent opposed the notion that husbands should work ...

Nov 1, 2014

Gender gap in Japanese labor market still significant: OECD

In Japan, women still receive lower wages than men and a high proportion of them are working part-time, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Friday. Japan’s proportion of female part-timers is 25 percentage points higher than its male part-timers, and the gender ...