Great article on the economic costs of gender discrimination in J-land. My prediction is that even if the playing field were leveled today, there would be a lag of several years, even a decade, before people could get used to the idea. It isn't just a policy issue. It is a social system of belief and behavior that would take years to overcome even if equality were the rule of the day.
How Sexism in Japan Worsens Its Debt Outlook