Women in leading positions, like the mayor of Sendai City, are rare in Japan. © Sonja Blaschke
Women in leading positions, like the mayor of Sendai City, are rare in Japan. © Sonja Blaschke

«Japan’s biggest problem: old men clinging to their posts»

Japan’s work force is shrinking. The government’s solution: women. Will this plan work in a country which lags behind in gender equality?

The Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung published my piece about Japan’s demographic dilemma in German, but also in its international edition in English.