Children are raised by their mothers and often only see their fathers on the

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even when they do, they do not talk often. Children are raised by their mothers and often only see their fathers on the weekends due to work and other factors. 6. The Japanese call their pride of sticking it out gaman. Gaman is something to endure hardship and not be affected so easily by factors changing your life. This also applies to the Japanese marriages. 7. This all happens while Japan has a very strong family structure, arguably the strongest in the world. The combination of gaman and being an unsupported women drive women away from seeking divorce. This arguably also makes the woman very strong, as the male absenteeism makes them the strongest unit in the family sector of Japanese life. 8. The westernization is creeping into Japanese society however. Fathers are stating to become more present in the families and take better care of their wives. This might be due to the higher, more western ideologies of marriage. 9. These western ideas will however lead to the weakening of Japanese family structure. Without the social and economic pressures, couples will no longer have any reason to tough it out, and can seek their own happiness. 10. The family unit is also changing, as children want to see their fathers more than to see them work all the time. Over time, the societal pressures may deflect on men to attend to their families than the women holding it all together.
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