BIDEN: "You know, there's sort of a new law, you know, the laws of physics that can't change. There's sort of economic laws of physics that are occurring now. You cannot succeed as a country if you leave more than half of your brainpower on the sidelines. Not a joke. Not a joke. Look what's going on. Look what's going on in Japan. Japan is in a position where traditionally women are as well-educated as men, but the tradition was, once they had a child they were to drop out of the job market. Well, I spent a lot of time with President Abe, his vice president, and guess what? It's called Abe economics they're talking about — we're calling it. And that is, there's an entire move, because they're xenophobic, because they don't want to invite other people from outside their country to come in and make up the workforce, they have fewer workers than they have a need for workers. And so what they've done is they decided to encourage women to stay in the job market."