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COVID-19 shows why Japan cannot wait to act on gender equality

Efforts to get more women into the workforce have stalled

| Japan
Many women find that there are fewer professional opportunities available when they are ready to return to work.   © Reuters

Makiko Eda is chief representative officer of the World Economic Forum in Japan. This article is part of the World Economic Forum's Jobs Reset Summit from Oct. 20-23.

In addition to reminding us that many women in Japan are stressed and vulnerable, the harsh economic reality of the COVID-19 era is that it has worsened the country's ongoing struggle for gender equality.

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