When I was working as an English teacher in Japan in 2009, the sexism in the academy was rife - businessmen learning English in the evenings were the most problematic.
The last class I taught was about 20th century technology and inventions. I pointed out how sexist the textbook was since not a single woman was mentioned in the entirety of the unit. One of the businessmen said, 'It's because women have never invented anything worth writing about,' and then grinned at me.
After the class I had to talk to my male boss to 'explain myself' as to why I started 'talking at the student with no breaks for him to talk back' in an 'angry tone' for such a 'very long time'. Plus the boss was offended that I criticised the textbooks he had personally chosen.
I quit that day.
So glad to see a strong women's rights movement taking off in Japan after the disgusting practices came to light of a medical school lowering female applicants' scores,
Let's be angry together!! #私たちは女性差別に怒っていい
Follow this link for some stories of Japanese women trying to put an end to sexism at school, work and home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-HWoLVJdoY