May 17, 2014

Mother's Day belies realities

Japan considers itself one of the most advanced countries in Asia, yet socio-economic conditions for mothers still rank far below levels in Europe and even Singapore and South Korea.

May 10, 2014

Japan rated 32nd best place to be a mom

Japan is the 32nd best place in the world to be a mother, according to the international charity Save the Children. The rankings showed that Japan was the worst among the Group of Seven top industrialized nations. Finland was rated the best of all ...

May 19, 2013

Not so happy Mother's Day

Once the Mother's Day advertising displays came down, it was back to the grim reality of being a mother in Japan rather than in other developed countries.