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    Edit Photo Details The Apprentice: A Street Portrait   #train #japan #tokyo #learning #ojt
    In Japan, there's no substitute for on-the-job training: old and young alike learn by doing. From skilled tradesmen to public servants, juniors learn from their seniors, and seniors keep a close eye on their charges throughout the learning process. In a recent twist, jobs that were once the sole province of men are opening up to women amid Japan's aging and shrinking population. It's now fairly common to see one of Tokyo's ubiquitous commuter trains being driven by a woman.
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    I really love the story we're seeing in this portrait about mentorship, learning and career-work in Japan and moving forward in gender equality around the world. I would be wary of calling women having jobs a "twist" but certainly a welcome addition to the workforce. Awesome story-telling here!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Nov 19, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2017
    Location: Kyōbashi, Tokyo, Japan
    Camera: SONY DSLR-A900
    Focal Length: 135 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Craig Dandridge
    Categories: Culture, People, Places
    Assignments: Rethinking Portraiture, We Are All Explorers