Chiaki Kitajima, an advertising executive who had to fight her bosses for support once she became pregnant, picks up two of her three sons at a school in Yokohama, Japan. Juggling work and family has long been especially difficult in Japan, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to do more for women like Kitajima as part of a broader effort to re-energize the economy. (Photograph: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times)

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