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This paper explains that changes in the roles of Japanese women, such as independent dreams, work, and identities, are becoming more acceptable in theory; nonetheless, women are still charged with the full and untempered gender burdens of centuries past, such as being a ?good wife?, mother, and woman, leaving women with an impossible burden. The author points out that this stress is resulting in a declining birth rate because Japan is a country where women lose more than they gain by having a child; therefore, they are choosing to remain childless. The paper relates that Japan, unlike other industrialized countries, has been very slow to implement real governmental, business, and social changes that are supportive of women with children because Japanese society has a particularly rigid, male-dominated culture that is kept in place by economic factors of power and influence.
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Japanese Women (2005, January 18) Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/japanese-women-55071/
"Japanese Women" 18 January 2005. Web. 23 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/essay/japanese-women-55071/>