You may be surprised to learn that Japan used to be a matriarchal society.
That is, until Confucianism landed on Japan’s shores (Sugihara & Katsurada, 2000). The household, called in Japanese, is the basic building block of society.
They also reported lower satisfaction when wives were forced (or wanted) to work.
Egalitarian-minded men reported the opposite, higher life satisfaction when the wife also worked and lower when she did not.
The roles can be summarized in three points: These ideas go beyond what we in the West would consider service.
Although it is dramatized, I recommend you watch drove expectations of manhood in World War II.
But what of those men who do not fit into the social role?