This article discusses Kittredge Cherry’s 1987 book Womensword: What Japanese Words Say About Women, which examines how sexism is reflected in the Japanese language. The book depicts a Japanese society in the 1980s with unequal perceptions of men and women.
Read the full article here. (01/30/17, Japan Times)
Current Issues regarding Family Caregiving and Gender Equality in Japan: Male Caregivers and the Interplay between Caregiving and Masculinities
This article discusses the different expectations placed upon males and females in academia, citing a low percentage of female undergraduates at Tokyo University. It also details public backlash against the university’s proposal to subsidise housing for some female students to attend the university.
Read the full article here. (01/07/17, Japan Times)
The author of this article examines the reasons behind career interruptions for women focused on childrearing in Japan, and the effects of such interruptions on the employment and income levels of childrearing women in Japanese society. The author also discusses the effects of Japan's employment structure and recruiting process on the careers of mothers who want to continue working after childbirth.
Read the full article here. (04/01/2015, Japan Labor Review)
This article talks about how the Japanese government regards the importance of the female workforce for economic growth. Although companies are trying to offer more flexibility towards female workers, women still have a hard time working due to gender discrimination.
Read the full article here. (01/01/15, New York Times)
This article talks about how Japan lacks female business leaders considering the fact that Nicole Seligman, the president of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment Inc., was the only female executive included in the top-earner list of Japan's Nikkei 225 companies in 2014.
Read the full article here. (08/18/14, Bloomberg)
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