Jul 24, 2014

UNDP hails Abe's drive for women

Efforts to raise Japan's dismal female presence in the workforce should generate significant economic gains, the head of the U.N. Development Program says.

Jul 13, 2014

40% want wives kept out of workforce

Traditional values remain strong as survey shows a significant number of men and women in their 20s to 40s would like husbands to work, and wives to stay at home.

Jun 24, 2014

Noda urges Abe to name more women to Cabinet

A ranking member of the Liberal Democratic Party expressed her hopes on Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will move to appoint more women if he opts to reshuffle his Cabinet this summer. “I think he will accelerate (the appointment of female Cabinet member),” ...