Denny Pollard’s Jan. 24 letter, “Men to decide demographics,” gave us a perspective from Yamagata Prefecture. And I agree with it!
Yes, we traditionally have made a value judgment that says women are inferior to men. It is essential for us men to change, and to accept women as equals. It is women who have made Japan what it is, especially since the debris of World War II!
Fortunately, little by little, Japan is changing for the better. In a family, a husband must help his wife take care of children, clean the house and cook for family members.
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