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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

If you get married and have children, what will you do with your career?


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Miho Yamanaka
I.T, 31
I work at a foreign bank and there are lots of women who took maternity leave. If I married a traditional Japanese man -- and he was a millionaire -- and I didn't have to work, then I wouldn't.

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Kano Masuda
Student, 20
To me it's OK to keep working, but if I have kids I would quit, because I think kids need a mum to stay home. When the kids start going to school, I might start to work again.

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Tomoko Munakata
Chef, 27
I'm married now, and working. I like to cook and I want to travel so I need to save money. I'll work even if I have children. Work makes a good balance because staying at home every day might drive me crazy.

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Satchi Imazumi
Dental hygienist, 31
No, I wouldn't. I want to get money by myself. It gives me more independence and freedom. Of course if I had children I would stop for a few years, but I would go back.

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Jess Keyworth
Traveler, 23
It depends, After I got married, I'd like to carry on working. However, if I had children I'd be very happy to be a housewife, stay at home and look after them.

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Leila Ali
Teacher, 24
I don't know what I'd do at home all day. I take care of children already so I might as well get paid for it. If I had kids I might cut back my hours, but my mother didn't quit work and I think I turned out alright.



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