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Womenomics is mere talk in Japanese society

TAUNTED: Ms Shiomura was heckled when she questioned the city's policies on helping young mothers to continue working. - PHOTO: AFP


THE buzzword "womenomics" coined by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to describe one element of his "Abenomics" policies may have a sexy ring to it, but unfortunately for him, what it has done is draw attention to the sexist nature of male-dominated Japanese society.