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 ...

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.