Japan is quite notorious for being historically and culturally a patriarchy. The latest case of a Japanese medical university throwing women to the side just for being female is more evidence that something needs to change (“Med school cut scores to reduce female entrants,” Aug. 3). It is astonishing to me that in the 21st century, this kind of discrimination is still happening.
Japan is a developed country, but it is obvious Japanese society is still struggling to keep up with women’s rights. There is not a country I am aware of that has figured out how to have a perfectly fair society, but Japan refuses to even have this discussion: How should Japan move forward to make things right for women?
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