Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

Nov 2, 2014

Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

An opinion poll by the Cabinet Office says that public support for having women work is rising, giving momentum to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to increase female participation in the workforce. Of the respondents, 49.4 percent opposed the notion that husbands should work ...

Oct 17, 2014

Promoting women at work

Draft legislation prepared by the Abe administration would require large companies as well as the national and local governments to set targets for promoting women in their organizations, beginning in fiscal 2016.

Jul 30, 2014

Aiming for more women managers

The government and businesses need to get to the bottom of why the gender gap remains so steep in Japan and remove the glass ceiling blocking the rise of women.

Jul 19, 2014

Ingrained ideas on gender roles

A recent poll of men and women 20 to 40 years old by a Japanese research institute finds that a surprising 40 percent of the respondents believe husbands should work full time while wives stay at home — despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push ...