Japan’s rocky road to gender parity

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Nov 14, 2020

Japan’s rocky road to gender parity

by Michael Hoffman

Japan’s road to gender parity is rocky and potholed. Aera magazine this month chronicles a stumbling, faltering journey. A young father takes a month’s paternity leave. A day care center staff member greets him warily: “We usually deal with the mother.” "Yes,” says the father, “but ...