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In Asia, the pandemic has thrown some of the best-laid plans for gender parity off course. In other ways, it provided an unexpected chance for women to perform under pressure.   © Illustration by Priyanka Karyekar
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Success and suffering: The pandemic's burden on working women

In Japan, Philippines and more, some flourish while others fall further behind

Nikkei staff writers | East Asia

TOKYO -- Shared tragedy is often seen as a great equalizer. But the coronavirus pandemic has only emphasized the yawning gap between the fortunate and the left-behind.

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