Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made improving employment and career opportunities for women a key part of his Abenomics reform policies. The Womenomics initiative and its goal of increasing the number of women in the workplace—particular at senior levels—is especially important for Japan’s future.
But for this to happen, mothers must be able to manage both career and family. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) continues to hear from members that finding childcare is a challenge and is impacting the potential for achieving the Abe administration’s goals.
The ACCJ Women in Business Committee (WIB) is researching the degree to which childcare is an issue that needs to be highlighted to the government and corporate sectors, and your help is needed. From now until September 10, 2018, WIB is conducting a short, anonymous survey that is open to ACCJ members as well as non-members. If you would like to share your thoughts and experiences, please submit this survey, which takes 5–10 minutes to complete.