Japan's 'Devil Wife' Struggle to Be Working Mother

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Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Terue Suzuki, a senior manager in cloud-computing services at a Japanese telecommunications company, talks about her efforts to balance motherhood and work. A local newspaper nicknamed her oniyome, meaning devil wife, in an article on flexible office schedules that highlighted her determination to go back to work rather than become a housewife to care for her husband and son. Suzuki remains a minority in Japan, where 70 percent of women quit work with the birth of their first child, said Nana Oishi, a professor at Sophia University in Tokyo. (Source: Bloomberg)

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