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"Womenomics": women to the rescue of Japan's economy?

We head to Japan where 70% of women quit their jobs after the birth of their first child. That's not good for the economy especially in a country with low birth rates and an aging population. This has prompted the government to try and lure women back into the workforce, a concept dubbed "womenomics". Some experts say that if Japan succeeds in this effort, Japan's GDP per capita would increase by as much as 5%... Marie Linton, Kiwa Wakabayashi and Justin McCurry have more.

A show prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Marie LINTON , Justin McCURRY

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2015-08-28 USA

Katrina, ten years on: Young survivors still grapple with trauma

In New Orleans, much of the city has been rebuilt ten years after Hurricane Katrina, and many residents have been able to return. But for some, the damage is invisible to the...

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2015-08-27 India

Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

The European Union has just suspended the sale of 700 Indian-made generic drugs. The decision came after Indian pharmaceutical research company GVK Bio was accused of allegedly...

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2015-08-26 Israeli settlements

Ten years since Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip

Ten years ago, Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza Strip. Some left voluntarily, others had to be forcefully removed. A decade on, some of the former settlers still do not...

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2015-08-25 France

Video: Building a community in Calais' 'Jungle'

We bring you a special report from the migrant camp dubbed the "Jungle" in the French port city of Calais, where an estimated 3,000 migrants live awaiting their chance to get to...

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2015-08-24 Greece

Video: Euphoria short-lived for migrants arriving in Kos

The Greek island of Kos sees hundreds of migrants come ashore every day. They have made the crossing from Turkey on small inflatable boats, risking their lives in the process....

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