Japan remains near bottom of gender gap ranking

Oct 29, 2014

Japan remains near bottom of gender gap ranking

Japan has one of the worst levels of gender equality in the developed world, below that of Tajikistan and Indonesia, coming in 104th out of 142 assessed countries in 2014, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum. It rose one ...

Jul 24, 2014

UNDP hails Abe's drive for women

Efforts to raise Japan's dismal female presence in the workforce should generate significant economic gains, the head of the U.N. Development Program says.

Jul 13, 2014

40% want wives kept out of workforce

Traditional values remain strong as survey shows a significant number of men and women in their 20s to 40s would like husbands to work, and wives to stay at home.