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Demographic Challenges and Gender in Japan

Chatham House, London


Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Frances McCall Rosenbluth, Damon Well Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Yale University
Chair: John Nilsson-Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speakers will discuss Japan’s current demographic challenges and the role that women could play in helping to tackle the demographic deficit in Japan. They will explore prime minister Abe’s policy of ‘womenomics’ – an effort to improve women’s advancement in society and their workforce participation – and assess its success so far.