Oct 27, 2016

Steps afoot to introduce liquid baby formula to Japanese market

Japan is finally getting ready to open the way for the production and sale of ready-to-use liquid baby formula, which is likely to help reduce the burden on families raising children. The government will ask industry groups to submit data needed for setting safety ...

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Oct 12, 2016

Japan's working moms struggle to keep careers

Working mothers in Japan are jettisoning their careers and resorting to contract work amid laws that fail to support shorter hours long term. The child care and family care leave law obliges employers to reduce working hours to six a day in principle for ...

LDP, Komeito vow to tackle day care waiting lists

Mar 25, 2016

LDP, Komeito vow to tackle day care waiting lists

The government and the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition plan to compile early next week a package of emergency steps aimed at reducing the number of children on day care center waiting lists. The dearth of day care places for children has emerged as ...

Dec 23, 2014

South Korea shows the way on 'womenomics'

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to put more women to work to help make up for the country's shrinking population. Yet, of the 1,093 people who ran for office in recent snap elections, a mere 169 were women. Abe might want to ...