Earth & Conservation

What's Life Really Like For Women In Japan?

With the economy struggling, Prime Minister Abe proposed increasing the role of women in Japan's traditional society. So has it worked?

Japan's economy has been struggling for decades. Due to an aging population and fewer people working, they're now facing their second recession in two years. As a solution to this, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for more women to join the workforce.

But Japanese society has long upheld the tradition of women caring for the home and children, while men work to earn money. What does this shift mean for the future of women in the country? Today's Seeker Daily video has more on what life is really like for women in Japan.

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NPR: Will More Day Care Help Boost Japan's Sluggish Economy?

CNN: Japan's program to boost senior women in work is a dud