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A movement for gender equality, begun in earnest in the 1970s, has prompted fundamental changes to work and family lives in Japan. Despite this, discussions about shifting gender structures have frequently focused on women, leaving men’s gender issues in the shadows. This article explores the...
Based on fieldwork and interviews collected over the past decade, this article examines how young single women in Tokyo are trying to make choices for their careers, navigating between the political economy of labour and reproduction. The article looks at how these women make choices within an...
Based on 51 qualitative interviews of middle- to upper-middle-class women and men in their thirties through early fifties in Paris and Tokyo from 2018 to 2020, this qualitative research seeks to develop a comparative understanding of how women and men reconcile the diverse commitments of work...
In December 2006, the Japanese Diet passed a revision of the Fundamental Law of Education (FLE), which aimed at teaching a sense of community and patriotic feelings among school children. This move is a clear departure from the long-standing norm in Japan’s post-war education policy in which...
In light of its rapidly aging society, Japan is pressured to full-heartedly address the labor shortage in long-term care. Among the various policy options currently in discussion, government agencies and business sector representatives agree that robotic devices and information and communication...
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