Contemporary Portraits of Japanese Women (Culture)

Contemporary Portraits of Japanese Women (Culture)

Yukiko Tanaka


As Japan shifted from an agricultural kingdom ahead of 1950 to an industrialized country in much less time than the other constructed nation, ladies felt the strain of the shift. Husbands labored longer hours, leaving all of the family chores and baby rearing to their better halves whereas pleasurable their responsibilites as company squaddies. The economic system used to be fueled by way of a diligent, well-educated, low-paid group, yet gender function department turned much more inflexible. loved ones earning rose and development in components corresponding to diets, transportation, and rest have been made; sleek home equipment additionally made it attainable for moms to have part-time jobs. yet pollutants additionally rose, as did costs, and crowded dwelling stipulations started to impinge on relations lifestyles. Tanaka, who has spent decades in retrospect at her kingdom from an American point of view, examines marriage, motherhood, employment, independence, women's events, and outdated age for ladies in Japan over the past 50 years.

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