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
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