Global Day of Parents: Interview with Hon. Dr. Toshiko Abe

“The promotion of a work-life balance and family-friendly environment is critical for the promotion of good health and well-being. For parents, particularly working mothers, it is crucial to have a system that can support their needs of balancing work and family.”

Hon. Dr. Toshiko Abe
MP, Japan


In celebration of the 2017 Global Day of Parents, the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is pleased to share excerpts from an interview with Hon. Dr. Toshiko Abe, Member of Parliament of Japan. In this interview, Hon. Dr. Abe spoke to us about issues related to the work-life balance in Japan faced by working parents, particularly the critical support needed for working mothers, and the challenges for parliamentarians in program implementation.

Full Interview