Implications of Abenomics on Gender Equality in Japan and Its Conformity with CEDAW
Abenomics refers to the economic reform policies advocated by Japanese Prime Minister Abe. Abenomics involves three “arrows” designed to jump-start the Japanese economy: fiscal stimulus, monetary easing, and structural reform. The focus of this Comment is on the fourth goal of the third arrow. Specifically, this Comment will examine the goal of increasing female workforce participation and its implications for gender equality in Japan, as well as its conformity with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), to which Japan is a signatory country.