Policy Response to Declining Birth Rate in Japan: Formation of a “Gender-Equal” Society:
The women’s in Japan have been designated for the role of private caretaker, but during the past decade the Government of Japan has made protuberant efforts in building gender equal society. This development of policy has been under the concept of reducing the rates of births. For a Gender Equal Society the measures and the basic law under taken by the government is still reduced down shortly from constraining equality of gender and do not declare human right equality. Though the gender equality pursuit is a means to motivate the birth rate, when there is inconsistency between these 2 aims, the later will be granted. The social and legal rules of Japanese historically assigned women to the role of private caretaker and deprived them from the role of serious entities of public in the labor market. Thus the political and legal alterations in these 2 decades initiate to support the gender equality of East Asia. International community pressures resulted in the ratification of Japan’s CEDAW.