1. The divorce rate in Japan is less than half of the United States, with marriages mostly held together by social and economic pressures. 2. Often times, it is seen that divorces are not common due to the traditional society of Japan, men often go to work and women stay back to watch for the kids. A divorce would mean economic liability for a woman without skills, making it easier to just tough it out. 3. It is shameful for divorce to occur in Japan, due to the societal standards in Japanese culture. It can weaken your employment as well, as it seems that if you cannot keep your personal life together, you cannot be trusted. 4. Events like an affair to having nothing in common is not reason to get a divorce in Japan. You are supposed to tough it out in the culture, another product of the strict societal measures placed on the Japanese. 5. Family life in Japan is also quite different. Children do not see their fathers often and even when they do, they do not talk often. Children are raised by their mothers and
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- Spring '16
- japan, economic pressures, women drive women