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Regular Full-Time Positions Increasingly Elusive for Japanese Workers

Part-timers, dispatch workers, and other nonregular employees now represent around 40% of the total Japanese workforce. This frequently means people now face low wages and unsatisfactory working conditions as they seek in vain for permanent, full-time positions.

Japanese Women Face Tough Reality in Work and MarriageKawaguchi Akira

Despite much-trumpeted policies aiming to encourage female participation in the workforce, Japanese women must contend with both an economic gender gap and the gap between their aspirations and the reality for careers and marriage. Gender studies specialist Kawaguchi Akira assembles a range of data to analyze the situation for women in Japan today.

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