Ready-to-cook meal kits a hit with dual-income families

Aug 15, 2016

Ready-to-cook meal kits a hit with dual-income families

Ready-to-cook meals made by NH Foods Inc. and Lawson Fresh, a food delivery service run by convenience store chain Lawson Inc., are proving popular with double-income families in Japan. Since its launch in 2013, Lawson has expanded its Kitchent menu comprising around 20 items ...

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.