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Sunday, March 12, 2006
This story is part of a package on women in Japan. The introduction is here.
Sexism is pervasive in Japan, but not insurmountable. With this in mind, and to recognize International Women's Day on March 8, Timeout reporters sought the views of 10 prominent Japanese women chosen mainly by readers in an online poll last month
I really think women make good businesswomen
Being a girl was an advantage
I employ both candy and the whip when I am fighting my battles
Kaori Momoi, 53, is an award-winning actress who has worked with Japan's top directors, including Akira Kurosawa. She recently appeared in the Oscar-winning "Memoirs of a Geisha" (titled "Sayuri" in Japan).
The important thing is to know yourself
Marking the soul
My advice is, 'Put those worries aside and just take a step forward'
Forward through work
Learn from failures
Kuniko Inoguchi, 53, a political science professor at Sophia University, Tokyo, and a former diplomat, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2005 and appointed minister for population issues and gender equality.
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