Women and Family in Contemporary Japan

  title={Women and Family in Contemporary Japan},
  author={Susan D. Holloway},
1. 'Good wives, wise mothers': parenting and family life in cultural context 2. Locating the research in space and time 3. What is a wise mother? 4. Hansei: the process of self-reflection 5. Memories of childhood 6. Husbands: crucial partners or peripheral strangers? 7. Shitsuke: the art of childrearing 8. Maternal involvement in children's schooling 9. Balancing work and family life 10. Women and family life: ideology, experience and agency. 

Child Rearing in Japan

In this chapter we focus on child rearing in Japan. We are particularly interested in the changing role of fathers, who have frequently been characterized as marginal figures in the Japanese family

A sociocultural analysis of childrearing support for mothers of preschoolers living in Tokyo

Abstract Drop-in play centres have been developed by the state since 2002 to provide better environments for childrearing in Japan's low fertility society. This study examines the centres' value and

Late-in-life childbearing (kōrei shussan) in contemporary Japan

The analysis suggests that the experience of late-in-life childbearing can be understood as the result of three forms of pressure: biological, homosocial and work.

Maternity and Work : The Impossible Challenge of Japanese Women

Japan‘s declining birth rate reached a record low in 2005 with a fertility rate of 1.26 births. This study explores the principal factors behind Japanese women‘s waning desire to have children: the

Parenting and young children’s emotional self-regulation in urban Korean families

The present study was designed to examine the relationship of Korean mothers’ psychological resources and discipline style to their children’s emotional self-regulation development. Structural

Revealing the Pathway from Couple Relationship to Children’s Social Competence: The Role of Life Stress, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Effective Parenting

Parenting is an intricate matter influenced by multiple processes and elements within the family. Drawing from the earlier work, I this study aims to examine the effects of supportive couple

Gender inequality and family formation in Japan

The way Japanese culture forms families (ie) has historically provided women with great autonomy. The formation of the ie as a perpetuating, corporate, stem family with impartible inheritance raises

Culture, Stigma, and Intersectionality: Toward Equitable Parent-Practitioner Relationships in Early Childhood Special Education

Parental involvement in the selection and implementation of children’s educational services is one of the most important tenets of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. However, parental

Mental well-being of mothers with preschool children in Japan: The importance of spousal involvement in childrearing

Abstract Japan’s low fertility rate and rapidly aging population have prompted a series of government policies aimed to minimize disincentives to motherhood. Father’s participation in childcare and

Gender and social class differences in Japanese mothers’ beliefs about children's education and socialisation

Despite increasing rates of university attendance among women, a significant gender gap remains in socialisation and educational processes in Japan. To understand why and how gender-distinctive



Contested Childhood: Diversity and Change in Japanese Preschools

1. Contested Cultural Models of Schooling 2. Caring for Young Children in Japan 3. Relationship-oriented Preschools: Fun and Friends 4. Ame to Muchi: Sweetness and the Whip 5. Child-Oriented

Marriage, work, and family life in comparative perspective : Japan, South Korea, and the United States

This volume examines family change in Korea, Japan, and the United States, allowing us to contrast the collective emphasis of a Confucian social heritage with the individualism of the West. An

Japanese Fathers of Preschoolers and Their Involvement in Child Care

We examine how relative resources, time availability, gender ideology, living arrangement, child-care demand, and job satisfaction are associated with the levels of younger Japanese fathers’

Passages to Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood, and Social Reform in Early Twentieth Century Japan

  • K. Uno
  • History
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 2000
Contemporary Japanese women are often presented as devoted full-time wives and mothers. Yet child-tending by non-maternal caregivers was widely accepted at all levels of Japanese society at the

Haruko's World: A Japanese Farm Woman and Her Community

Introduction Part I. Scholar and Subject: 1. Arrival 2. Haruko takes charge 3. Entering the community Part II. Farm Family: 4. Haruko and Sho-ichi 5. Men, money, and machinery 6. Haruko's work 7.

The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: "Dirty Lukewarm Water" 1. Alcoholism and Codependency: New Vocabularies for Unspeakable Problems 2. Motherhood, Nurturance, and "Total Care" in Postwar National

“...and a Japanese wife.” Social structural antecedents of women's role values in Japan

Japanese women were asked to rank the relative importance they place on the role of wife, mother, woman, and person as well as the relative importance they believe their husbands place on similar

Facing Two Ways, The Story of My Life.

Description The life story of Japan's leading advocate of birth control, and one of her leading feminists. Well known in this country through her extensive lecture tour several years ago. It is a

Parenting Self-Efficacy and Social Support in Japan and the United States

To understand the conditions that give rise to parenting self-efficacy in Japan and the United States, the authors have investigated its relation to the perceptions of support available to mothers of