gender roles

Japanese husbands in survey say they do half the housework and childcare, wives say “Nope!”

Two very different perspectives on how evenly working couples share responsibilities.

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Survey says more than 70 percent of Japanese people think gender inequality exists in Japan

But it’s not just women who feel that way; a majority of men think so, too.

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Rethinking of gender roles is a “prerequisite” for raising Japan’s birth rate, experts say

Panel says a reevaluation of how much housework and childcare Japanese men should do is necessary for reversing the country’s aging, shrinking population trend.

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Dad’s story about parenting on a train highlights Japan’s hidden prejudice against male parenting

Dads not playing a big role in parenting their kids has led to trouble for those who do.

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Is the wedding bouquet toss a form of harassment? Some Japanese women say “Yes”

The criticism of the bouquet toss has led many Japanese brides and grooms to omit it from their receptions entirely.

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Japanese partygoer starts dishwashing at American friend’s house, ends up pondering her culture

A simple act leads to a deep discussion on important cultural values within Japan vs. outside countries and traditional gender roles. 

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