Japan’s Abe says day-care slots for all children by 2017

Under huge pressure from Japanese working mothers, the prime minister says he will aim to have enough openings at day-care centers for all children within a few years.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave the speech at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Friday. Abe spoke about the government’s economic growth strategy, which will be announced around June this year.

Abe said that Japanese women’s capabilities are still not fully utilized in the workplace and their role makes up the core of the growth strategy. And he said he is sure that enabling the women to fully use their abilities could be a driving force to put Japan back on the path to growth.

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