Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Onna no hito

Bank of Japan names it's FIRST female Bank Manager in July 2010 . Wow ! It the article was not in the Asahi Shimbun one would assumed it was about Saudi Arabia or some other M.East nation.

Japan clearly has long , long way to go in being more inclusive and supportive of women in the workplace. For a super developed nation their approach to Japanese women is peculiar , perplexing and almost feudal .

Faced with an aging population and declining birth rate - Japanese society and economy needs women to be actively involved . Possibly the need will help whittle away the barriers and attitudes that restrict Japanese women in career choices - especially those who choose to have children.

Jap : Onna no hito English : women

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