Japan’s Working Mothers: Record Responsibilities, Little Help From Dads

Many Japanese women are stuck in limited roles in the workplace, and one of the biggest hindrances to their ambitions — and the nation’s as a whole — is the disproportionate burden women shoulder at home. While they have entered the work force at historic levels, their avalanche of domestic responsibilities is not shrinking — and men are typically not helping.

“The awareness of men is still so low. My husband does not have a gender equality concept.”

— Kazuko Yoshida, 38, a graphic designer and mother of two young children in Tokyo

Read the full story: New York Times
Photo credit: Unsplash/Tanaphong Toochinda

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