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WOMENOMICS

The Nikkei stock index on June 1. Japan equity has gained 95% since 2020, the highest rate among G7 nations.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 25, 2023
Japan shows how to defeat secular stagnation
Outperforming other G7 countries on several economic indicators, Japan is demonstrating how prosperity can grow despite a shrinking population.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 23, 2021
Can Japan fix the gender gap in its politics?
Currently, only 10% of Diet members in the House of Representatives and around 20% in the House of Councilors are female.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 14, 2020
Japan firms fall woefully short of goals on women in management
About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 27, 2019
Why Japan can't fail womenomics in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity's talent gap is exacerbated by low numbers of women in the field.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2019
Goldman Sachs strategist says Japan is still holding back talented women, 20 years after upbeat report
Working women are playing a bigger role in Japan than Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Kathy Matsui thought possible when she penned her first report on womenomics in 1999. Yet the country needs to pick up the pace of change or risk being overtaken by a demographic crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 8, 2019
Six years into Abe's womenomics push, women in Japan still struggling to shine
Six years have passed since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans to create a "Japan in which women can shine," urging more working mothers to take on leadership positions with pride.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 2, 2019
Preventing issue fatigue on womenomics
The most critical message that needs to be heard in Japan is that gender equality is an economic issue that helps both men and women live better lives.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2018
Womenomics: Mend the gap
More Japanese women are working, but many still professionally underachieve.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2018
It pays to listen to the the real needs of women consumers in Japan
The country's male-dominated businesses are starting to ditch long-held views about what kinds of products women want as female consumers flex their growing spending muscle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2018
Moms continue to face hurdles returning to work as Abe wavers on day care and women's empowerment goals
Two years ago, an online rant about the lack of day care in Japan went viral on social media and seemingly started a movement, prompting working mothers to stage demonstrations in which they demanded the government take them seriously and offer more child care.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 3, 2018
Abe's latest Cabinet reshuffle casts doubt on 'womenomics' policy
While the prime minister has declared boosting the profile of professional women a top policy priority, Tuesdayu2019s reshuffle reduced the number of female ministers to just one.
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BUSINESS
Sep 28, 2018
Amid labor shortage, record 70% of Japanese women held jobs in August
Women have long had fewer opportunities to pursue careers than men because of expectations they will become homemakers or focus on raising children.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 8, 2018
U.N. regional director praises Japan's efforts to empower women, but notes that few are reaching the top
The past five years of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's much-touted "womenomics" measures, aimed at advancing female economic empowerment, have shown clear-cut progress, with about 70 percent of Japanese women and girls aged between 15 to 64 now being employed or seeking jobs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Dec 23, 2017
Men still making houses as women try to leave home
Dogen Ogata's name is known worldwide before he knows it himself. He's 8 months old. One day last month, in all innocence, cradled in his mother's arms, he attended a session of the Kumamoto municipal assembly.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 15, 2017
It takes more than words to raise gender equality
Japan's gender gaps in income and leadership remain stubbornly entrenched.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 6, 2017
Japan is at the center of Asia's women problem
It's high time that Japan, and Asia generally, turned today's embarrassing gender dynamics into an economic opportunity for tomorrow.
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2016
LDP to scrap spousal tax break in bid to get more women into full-time work
In a major policy shift, the Liberal Democratic Party plans to abolish the decades-old spousal tax break that critics say has long dissuaded wives from seeking full-time work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 9, 2016
How long can Japan's old mens' club last?
Media coverage of the House of Councilors election campaign has been even more lacking in substance than usual. On July 2, Tokyo Shimbun noted how "low-key" the coverage has been on TV.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 19, 2016
Why it pays off to hire women as managers
Research suggests that women can be better at making managerial decisions than men, a lesson Japan can benefit from.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2016
How South Korea is failing half of its population
Park Geun-hye's failure to act on this $13 billion problem hurts growth in Asia's fourth biggest economy.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves