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Japan Supports US-Led Girls Education Effort, Faces Gender Gap

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Tokyo to promote a girls education initiative to help the 62 million girls in the developing world who are not in school. Japan provides girls equal access to education, but the country has one of the worst gender gap ratings in the world when it comes to women in the workplace after they graduate from school. In Tokyo, Obama announced the "Let Girls Learn" initiative while meeting with Japanese first lady Akie Abe. “I know that for...

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