Japan is steeped in history and tradition, and gender roles are closely linked to this
Discussing sexism in Japan is no easy task, sexism is permeated deeply in Japanese culture and is not comparable to other cultures that have had long established women’s rights campaigns. Sometimes sexist ideals are perpetuated by women in Japan also, having a deep respect for tradition and a large proportion of traditionalists, both women and men. Furthermore, sexism is not contained to just educational institutions, with companies and even families arguably reinforcing gender differences. Sexism is often seen as a necessary evil in Japan and changing one institutions acceptance policy for female students will not change this problem in any way. Some may even argue that what westerners call sexism could be misunderstood cultural difference and may be seen by some people as virtuous and traditional behaviour.