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Are Japan's women workers going to be too busy?

Published: Monday, Feb. 3 2014 2:45 p.m. MST

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets tumbled Monday as investors factored in the possibility of slowing growth in China and a further reduction in U.S. central bank stimulus. Japan's Nikkei 225 sank 2.6 percent to 14,993.89 as investors sought out havens such as the Japanese yen, causing it to rise against the dollar which is negative for export stocks. Japan wants to increase the number of women in the workforce, but will their busy schedules keep this from happening? The Wall Street Journal asked this question in a recent article.

Koji Sasahara, Associated Press

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Japan wants to increase the number of women in the workforce, but will their already busy schedules keep this from happening? The Wall Street Journal asked this question in a recent article.

The report takes a look at Mizue Terasaki, a 33-year-old mother who is constantly doing laundry and helping her kids with schoolwork as she tries to keep her place in the workforce.

“Ms. Terasaki’s fears that without changes to this culture of long working hours, 'womenomics' will only increase the number of overworked women,” WSJ said.

Read the full article at wsj.com.

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