Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to increase day care capacity fall far short of Japan's needs. Answers might be found overseas.
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The government should do more to make child delivery a less painful process, both financially and physically.
The best achievements of the Trans-Pacific Partnership don't have to be lost.
Rather than becoming more and more aggressive, the BOJ might instead consider lowering its inflation target.
The Japanese government should strive to stem the growth of irregular jobs, which deprive people of the opportunity to grow and prosper.