The government on Friday adopted a set of proposals to lure more foreign housekeeping professionals and establish a new system for regional nursery staff as part of efforts to promote women's participation in the economy.

The Cabinet plans to submit a bill to the extraordinary Diet session to revise the law on strategic special zones. The 63-day extraordinary session started Sept. 29.

The government plans to execute the measures in the special zones before applying them to the rest of the country.