Editorials Oct 27, 2014

Ending maternity harassment

A Supreme Court ruling last week underscores the fact that nearly three decades since the enactment of Japan's law on equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, the nation still lacks effective ways to prevent women from being forced to abandon career paths once they ...

Commentary / Japan Oct 24, 2014

Give Abe a break on 'womenomics'

by Noah Smith

What matters for Japan — after two female ministers resigned this week from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet — is not the number of women in the Cabinet, but whether Japanese women get good jobs en masse.