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Gender inequality in Japan. Changing role of female in society of contemporary Japan
School of Asian Studies
Gender inequality is one of the significant problems of contemporary society. Many countries, even the most advanced ones, are still facing this problem. In Japan, which is posing itself as a developed and democratic country, this problem has become more crucial, especially in recent years. During the last thirty years Japanese women have undergo the double pressure. On the one hand, government is trying to engage females in both economic and family life. On another hand, conditions within contemporary Japanese society make this goal hard to achieve. This paper will define the sources of these conditions, how they were changing during the history of Japan and how they affect modern society.