Kawaguchi Akira
  • Kawaguchi Akira 
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Professor in the Faculty of Policy Studies, Dōshisha University. Specializes in labor economics and gender studies. Born in 1958 in Kagawa Prefecture. Graduated in 1982 from the Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University. Completed his doctorate in economics at Australian National University. After working as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and as an assistant professor at Ōtemon Gakuin University, he was appointed to his present position in 2004. Author of Nihon no jendā o kangaeru (Considering Gender in Japan), Jendā keizai kakusa (Gender Inequality in Economic Status), and other works.
Japanese Women Face Tough Reality in Work and Marriage2015.08.20

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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