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Latest update : 2014-06-06

"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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2014-09-01 USA

US tobacco giants want lion's share of e-cigarette business

Today we're looking at the increasingly popular e-cigarette. In France, an estimated 1.5 million people puff on them on a regular basis: the market was worth around 275 million...

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2014-08-29 refugees

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

When jihadists from the Islamic State organisation swept into northern Iraq, the French government pledged to facilitate asylum for Iraqi Christians who had fled their homes in...

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2014-08-28 corruption

Mothers and children leaving Honduras at all costs

More than 52,000 migrant children from Central America and Mexico are still stranded in the United States, waiting for their legal situation to be resolved before being...

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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