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College students waiting at a job fair in Tokyo

Unemployment Crisis Among College Graduates in Japan and South Korea: Are Chaebols and Keiretsu the Solution? Look again. 3

According to the 2012 World Bank World Development Indicator, the college enrollment rate in Japan and South Korea is at an all-time high: 61% of high school graduates entering college in Japan and a remarkable 98% high school graduates entering college in South Korea. Yet increasing educational attainment has not more »


OECD: Japan among other Asian nations face a greater gender inequality problem in the labor market than most.

Boosting the Japanese Economy: A Woman’s Work

Speaking at this month’s annual IMF meetings held in Tokyo, Japan, Lagarde revitalized gender equality discourse in hopes of pulling Japan out of its economic slump. It should come as no surprise that Lagarde, the female managing director of the Fund, appreciates the role of women in political and economic more »