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Akaishi Chieko
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Director, Single Mothers’ Forum, and former single mother. Also serves as an organizer for the Antipoverty Network and a member of the Expert Panel on Support for Single-Parent Families within the government’s Social Security Council. Publications include Boshi katei ni kanpai! (Here’s to Single-Mother Families!) and Hitori-oya katei (Single-Parent Households).
The Plight of Japan’s Single Mothers2015.08.24

The number of single mothers in Japan is on the rise, and half of all fatherless families fall below the poverty line. Akaishi Chieko shines a light on a segment of Japanese society in which the old problem of gender discrimination converges with the new problem of growing poverty and income inequality.

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