'Unconscious bias' a reason for Japan's halting progress towards gender equality: expert, East Asia News & Top Stories

23 May 2019

TOKYO - When a Japanese manufacturer was setting up an office in Brazil, it had three people as its candidates for country chief: a highly-qualified woman who spoke Portuguese and had experience working overseas, and two lesser-qualified men. But the woman was nearly ruled out because she was married with two children, a family situation her bosses assume would deter her from pursuing the position. She was eventually chosen after her colleagues intervened.

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