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Picture of Yuriko Koike campaigning in the elections for governor of Japan’s capital city in 2016

Japan needs woman power

Gender equality is not one of Japan’s greatest strengths, but the rapid shrinking and aging of the population have started to exert pressure on a society whose culture is drawn from the samurai era. These values practically exclude young mothers from the workforce and set a very low glass ceiling for professional women.

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