Bibliography for reading about Japanese Women
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(Series) Sarariman. Otokotachi No Nakade (Salaryman. In the midst of the men)
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"Shokushu Tsujime Zatsuyo...Zankyo" (....Customs and ...) Sept. 30, 1991.
Women take a negative position regarding the achievement of the law for working-opportunity
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Bibliography compiled by Debbie Carlson, 1991—1993.