One in a series of articles written by 2015 Abe Journalism Fellow Sophia Yan for CNN Money based on her project “Women Matter: Unlocking Japan’s Full Economic Potential.”
Yan writes: “Half of all single parent households in Japan — most of them headed
by women — are living in poverty, according to official data. Experts say that’s a higher rate than in many other developed nations.
And the reality of the situation could be far worse than the numbers