01/05/2015 06:28 pm ET Updated Jan 05, 2015

To Rescue Economy, Japan Turns To Supermom

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TOKYO — When she was pregnant with the first of her three sons, Chiaki Kitajima, an advertising executive here, said her bosses were shocked that rather than accept reduced hours and a demotion after maternity leave, she made a presentation on why the company should subsidize child care.

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