Japan Inc. takes tentative steps toward empowering women

Jan 2, 2014

Japan Inc. takes tentative steps toward empowering women

by Maya Kaneko

Japan, notorious for its failure to overcome wide gender disparities, seems to have finally gotten serious about utilizing the “untapped resources” of women to enhance national competitiveness and boost economic growth amid the population decline. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revived a government target ...

Jul 10, 2013

Empowerment key in lifting birthrate: U.N.

Japan needs to empower females in the workplace and promote male participation in child-rearing in order to address its falling birthrate, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said. “If they (women), for instance, leave to go and have a baby, they ...