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Kidsdoor Chair Watanabe Takes the Podium at Cabinet Office Event


On March 15th, Kidsdoor Chair Yumiko Watanabe gave a speech at a Cabinet sponsored event on

the theme “STOP Childhood Poverty. Corporate Action to Achieve the SDGs: Initiatives We Must

Start Now Amid the COVID-19 Crisis”.

She covered the issues poor households are struggling with during the pandemic, and spoke about

childhood poverty in Japan compared to other advanced nations, revealing the relationship

between poverty among single parents and employment and the correlation between academic

ability and household income.


Video footage from the live feed provided on the day can be accessed from the following link.