Most Japanese believe gender inequality remains entrenched, but increasingly support greater equality

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The Japanese government’s quadrennial survey of public attitudes on gender equality, published on October 31, reveals how difficult it remains for Japanese leaders to uproot traditional gender roles. Since 2012, perceptions of equality across Japanese society have barely budged, and in some areas have worsened.

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Japan’s Gender Imbalance: Country ranked 101st Among 145 Nations on Equality Index

Author: Murakami Naohisa

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

While Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has promoted the slogan of creating a society where women can shine, Japan continues to struggle to bridge its gender gap. The country languishes at 101st, the lowest among advanced nations, on the World Economic Forum’s global index on gender equality.

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