The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan is calling on the government to increase the number of foreign domestic workers and expand after-school support for children to help bring more women into the workforce.

The business organization said such measures are necessary for the Abe administration to fulfill its goal of raising the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent by 2020 as part of the economic growth strategy.

ACCJ members also said Tuesday that boosting support for household work would attract more foreign workers to Japan, noting the lack of assistance in this area also makes Tokyo less attractive as a place to live than cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore.