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Does Everyone Take Part in the Annual Day Off for Japanese Housewives?

Do you know that a large percentage of the Japanese population is comprised of housewives? Housewives in Japan are expected to do a lot of cooking and cleaning, which becomes even more taxing when their children and husbands are at home. To give them the much-needed rest they deserve, Sankei Living Shimbun (サンケイリビング新聞), an internet…

Why Are Many Women in Japan Stay-At-Home Wives? Here Are 6 Reasons

Have you ever wondered why so many women in Japan become stay-at-home wives after getting married? As a woman who grew up in a post-communist country, I was always encouraged to focus on studying for a future career. Thus, when coming to Japan for my master’s degree, I was quite surprised to find out that…

Japanese Identity – Social and Everyday Contacts

Everyday personal contacts that Japanese people make are given a high importance. The Japanese desire to ‘belong’ and it is certainly true that the izakaya (pub), certain events and sport clubs are playing an important part in many people’s lives. There, people search contacts with other people who share some of the interests and attitudes…

Japanese housewives’ saving tips

In Japan, being a housewife is also considered a job. Besides taking care of the family and the house, the woman also has to calculate their living expenses so that they can save the bigger amount. Many women have a small pocket notebook to record their savings, there are even books with timetables being sold…

Is Being a Housewife a Bad Thing?

Are you going to get married to your lover? Congratulations! I hope you will have a happy life with him. By the way… are you going to become a housewife after having kids? If so, please take a look at this article first, and think about your life when married. First of all, what do…