Japan: Housewife or Businesswoman – does the country need new role models?

At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Japan got a damning report: when it comes to equal rights, Japan ranked 104 out of 136 countries. Tradition and discrimination contribute to the finding. Evidence shows that women’s chances for advancement are poor. And that creates a viscious circle. Many Japanese women work below their potential and are bored, so they prefer staying at home.

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