Thursday, October 1, 2015

from here to maternity

Japan is aging. 

Over 61,00 people are over the age of 100, and 87% of them are women.

Last year 1.3 million people died with barely 1 million births. 

This is the fifth straight year for a failing population.

So Japan needs women in the workforce, 
to make up a growing slack. 

But there’s a problem:

In Japan, female workers who get pregnant 
are considered a drag upon the team.


They face persecution so ingrained in Asian culture it has a name, “matahara”, literally “maternity harassment.”

Men will not do housework. Women are tied to their homes.

The Prime Minister launched a program to pay companies to promote women to senior positions. 

That was a year and a half ago.

No one is interested.

If you are unwilling to die at your desk you are going nowhere.

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