Japanese universities support women in the workforce
Universities such as Kwansei Gakuin University and Japan Women’s University have launched an open lecture project for women who want to go back to work after getting married or having children, Nihon Jinjibu reports.
The type of lecture and syllabus may differ from one university to another but the fundamental aim of the project is the same - to prepare women who wish to continue pursuing their career by teaching them the necessary skills and practical applications needed for the workplace.
By attending these university courses, women who have experienced some “blank years” can return smoothly into a working environment. For many businesses, this is a chance to recruit some highly skilled women. Although some major companies have already started initiating support systems for female employees such as maternity leave and shorter working hours, the number of women who leave their job due to marriage and childbirth is still high in Japan.