Nov 1, 2014

Gender gap in Japanese labor market still significant: OECD

In Japan, women still receive lower wages than men and a high proportion of them are working part-time, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Friday. Japan’s proportion of female part-timers is 25 percentage points higher than its male part-timers, and the gender ...

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 ...

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Aug 18, 2014

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Only one female executive made it to the top-earner list of the Nikkei 225 companies last year. She is an American who lives in New York. Nicole Seligman, president of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment Inc., is the only female among 185 ...

Feb 17, 2013

AKB48 and sexual politics

The tearful video from a 20-year-old female pop group member who "broke the rules" was a disturbing reminder of Japan's troubling gender issues.