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Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary

Why Japan Needs a Pivot to Women

October 2014, Aiko Doden

Faced with a declining population and slow economic growth, Japan’s government is promoting “womenomics” and hoping to develop “a society where women shine.” Aiko Doden writes that such policies should not be pursued simply as a quick economic fix, but are wise for long-term development of society. She examines what such a transformation would mean for Japan’s economy and society.

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