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.