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Japan's Women Sailors Serve on Front Line of Gender Equality

Women serving on Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga, are a tight-knit group on the front line of a push to transform the Japanese navy into a mixed-gender fighting force, where men outnumber them more than 10 to one. The Maritime Self Defense Force (MSDF) needs more women because falling birth rates mean it has too few men to crew warships in home waters or on helicopter carriers such as the Kaga, sailing in foreign waters to counter China's growing regional influence. "Women all over the world are working in a wider number of areas and I think Japan needs to be a part of that," said petty officer Akiko Ihara, 31, standing beside one of the helicopters she helps to maintain. The proportion of women in the Kaga's 450-strong crew is  bout 9 percent, a level Japan is targeting for the military overall by 2030 from 6 percent now. That... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Japan's Women Sailors Serve on Front Line of Gender Equality, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Japan's Women Sailors Serve on Front Line of Gender Equality

 

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