Young Japanese women take a wefie on Coming of Age Day. Female adults have a rough time in Japan. They are paid a third less than men for similar work. Photo: EPA
Kevin Rafferty
Opinion

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Kevin Rafferty

So much for Shinzo Abe’s ‘womenomics’. Japan Inc still has no place for women

Kevin Rafferty says the gender gap remains wide in Japan, despite Abe’s pledge to uplift women. The country is controlled by conservative men who keep women out of medical schools, boardrooms, and the line of succession to the throne

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Young Japanese women take a wefie on Coming of Age Day. Female adults have a rough time in Japan. They are paid a third less than men for similar work. Photo: EPA
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