Text: “To raise Japan’s tepid birthrate, get men off the couch.” Nikkei Asia.

Excerpt: “Fathers doing less housework translates to sub-replacement fertility, study shows… One important step is to encourage men to do more child care and housework, according to an analysis by Nikkei.” https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Datawatch/To-raise-Japan-s-tepid-birthrate-get-men-off-the-couch

Japan’s falling population problem is to some extent connected to culture – traditional gender roles play a part as does the sometimes challenging work culture that makes it difficult to raise a family.

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