This gender imbalance represents a real national problem
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Japanese men might accept or even support equality in the workplace, but are less enthusiastic about that equality in other spheres of life.
Officials might have better success getting the public to sign on by providing clear information about what exactly is monitored through the program.
The police are but one part of a much larger system of racism, repression and social control.