Japan is making a move to increase transparency and education on its fiscal policy with the women of its nation.
In an effort to make the content more accessible, Japan has invited some of its more high profile women to sit on a Finance Ministry panel and to lead lectures at a seminar for women.
“To be honest, I was clueless about fiscal policy,” said Hiromi Sogo, editor-in-chief of two luxury magazines in Japan, to Bloomberg Business. “But it’s important to offer people a chance to find out about it. Women make up half the population and they need to think not only about the small unit of the household, but about what is happening in the country as a whole.”
The lectures will focus on Japan’s debt, fiscal policies that it will be pursuing over the next few years, how it designates its money to social programs, like daycare, and how women could take on a stronger role in the labor force.