If you live in a foreign country, people are often interested in your opinions about your home country. People have asked me about the gender equality situation in Japan. Honestly speaking, having left Japan in 1994, I’m unaware of the latest trends in women’s rights back home. My greater concern is how to get by as a foreigner in a strange land rather women’s issues in Japan. Having said that. If you are interested in the situation of Japanese women in the workplace then I highly recommend the following article from the Economist.