Gender Norms and Women’s Double Burden in East Asia
By Jessica Shao and Yoolim Lee
South Korea, Japan, and China share similar issues with entrenched gender norms regarding childcare and employment, which are being reflected in their plunging birthrates.
The Real Cause of Seoul’s Real Estate Bubble: Economic Anxiety
By Yong Kwon
Soaring real estate prices are deeply connected to structural issues with the South Korean economy.
South Korea’s Struggle With the Politics of Inclusion
By Yong Kwon
The obvious path out of South Korea’s demographic crisis is encouraging more immigrants and women to join the workforce. What’s standing in the way?
Are China’s Companies Taking Action on Sexual Harassment?
By Darius Longarino, Yixin (Claire) Ren, Angela (Lulu) Zhang, and Darius Longarino, Yixin Ren, and Angela Zhang
China’s Civil Code required firms to set up sexual harassment prevention and response policies. But on the ground, the impacts remain limited.
COVID-19 Has Widened South Korea’s Gender Gap
By Troy Stangarone
As in many countries, the pandemic has had an outsized impact on women.
Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.
Japanese Mothers Struggle to Cope After Virus Shuts Schools
By Associated Press
The four-week school shutdown is causing serious headaches for Japan's working mothers.
The Plight of Indonesia’s Homeworkers
By Jack Britton
Indonesian homeworkers are engaging in collective action to gain legal recognition, but it's an uphill battle.
Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
By Daniel Hurst
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
By Adnan Bhat
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.
Bangladesh Empowers Women
By Sajeeb Wazed
Under South Asia's only female prime minister, the country is investing heavily in its women and girls.
Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
By Anthony Fensom
Asian countries continue to score poorly on gender equality, to the detriment of their economies.