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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kat Mcdowell
Whether onstage or at the largest protests in 40 years, women are increasingly at the forefront of movements for social evolution in Japan, where men vastly outnumber women in boardrooms, in government and especially in the nuclear power industry.
"There doesn't seem to be much of a gender thing here when it comes to music," she said. "Female Japanese musicians are respected by their male peers. It's really nice."
Miss McDowell said many Japanese women are drawn to the entertainment world by their passion for creativity and fashion and because they often feel shut out in the male-dominated corporate world.