Women pull their weight in Japan's rickshaw sector

TOKYO, Oct 01 (DW) - Only a few women in Tokyo work as rickshaw runners. But thanks to postings on social media, more and more women are venturing into the traditional male-dominated profession.

Yuka Akimoto is among a handful of female rickshaw pullers plying the streets of Tokyo. Their numbers have been growing, thanks to social media where they have become a hot topic as they seek to break stereotypes in the male-dominated profession.