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'Womenomics' Will Be Key to Japan's Revival

Shinzō Abe | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Shinzō Abe

I will create a society where women shine. Under my administration, women's active participation constitutes the core of the growth strategy, rather than social policy. In this respect, we have decided that at least 30 percent of all national government officials employed next year will be women. I have also been urging listed companies to add at least one woman as a board member. By encouraging the advancement of women in society, we will raise our growth rate and promote "womenomics."

Tired Of Giving Your Girlfriend Chocolate For Valentine's? Move To Japan

Agence France Presse | Myvawny Costelloe | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

Japanese women packed out stores on Wednesday to buy Valentine's Day chocolates for all the men in their lives -- partners, friends and bosses -- whil...

And The World's Longest Life Expectancy Belong To...

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese women are no longer the world's longest living, their longevity pushed down in part by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunam...