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We want to encourage more women to have babies and then work. Japan had a system that encouraged Japanese women to stay home. This is gradually changing.

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Temp Holdings Co President Yoshiko Shinohara, which is training women for posts at call centers, offices and retirement homes. (Bloomberg)

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Japan became the worlds second largest economy with one arm tied behind its back: it didn't use women. Wait until Japan replaces all the second-rate men in positions they should not be in with first-rate women, in business and politics. Japan will be on its way up again (not that is really that down).

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Japan had a system that ...

Implying anything in Japan ever changes.

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