Every year, thousands of Japanese women have to decide between having a career or a child. In a male-dominated working world, mothers have it tough. For many, having a baby means losing their jobs.
With men dominating Japanese society, politics, the media and upper echelons of the business world, women have been reluctant to break social norms to reveal instances of sexual harassment. But that may soon change.
While feminism is on the rise, fueled by the #MeToo movement, things are slow to change for female artists on the art market. As the Art Cologne art fair is underway, DW takes a look at why that is the case.
Enlightened as Germany may seem, it clings to an archaic mentality that sees men shin the career ladder while their womenfolk stay down below holding the baby. It's a system with ramifications familiar to Tamsin Walker.
Gender stereotyping, lack of financial and party support, an unfavorable electoral system and discrimination in the male-dominated society are blamed for the lack of women in Japanese politics. Julian Ryall reports.
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