'There are almost no women in power': Tokyo's female workers demand change

Last week, after Yumi Ishikawa's petition against being forced to wear high heels at work went viral around the world, responses ranged from solidarity - with some cheering Ishikawa and denouncing "modern footbinding" - to surprised disappointment. In 2019, in a liberal democracy such as Japan, could the issue of women's rights still be stuck on stilettos?

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