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 ...

Five-year plan in works to boost after-school child care

Apr 28, 2014

Five-year plan in works to boost after-school child care

Japan will draft a five-year plan with numerical targets to increase the capacity of after-school child care centers nationwide so more women with young children can work, it was learned Monday. The Cabinet will set a timetable for the measures to be taken by ...

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

| Mar 9, 2014

Nursery school push hobbled by lack of workers

Many government-certified nursery schools are scheduled to open in April, but some are questioning whether some of them actually will open their doors on time. The concern stems from two factors. The first is the shortage of construction workers amid strong demand as a ...