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Japan election: Why do 70% of Japanese women give up work?

Japan will hold a general election this weekend that looks likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power.

Mr Abe says the poll is a referendum on "Abenomics" - his signature plan to fix the economy.

But many voters say there's no feasible alternative, leading some commentators to say the prime minister will win by default.

The BBC's Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Mr Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children.

  • 12 Dec 2014
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