Tag - gender

 
 

GENDER

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JAPAN
Jun 25, 2023
G7 ministers in Japan call for eliminating economic gender disparity
Topping the agenda at the meeting was women's empowerment after the pandemic exacerbated inequalities between men and women.
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JAPAN
Apr 26, 2023
EU commissioner says Japan's gender equality decades behind Europe
Japan consistently ranks low in gender surveys by international organizations like the World Bank, trailing behind other G7 nations.
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JAPAN / Society
Nov 20, 2022
Japanese project encourages men to lead change for gender equality
The #MenWithWomen project aimed at eliminating gender disparities was completed after soliciting opinions from the online community.
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BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2022
Japan’s record percentage of working mothers masks low-paying jobs
Some 76% of mothers with children under age 18 were in the workforce in 2021, but the data also indicated many of those jobs were in relatively unstable positions.
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BUSINESS
May 3, 2022
Gender pay gap leaves some Asian women $120,000 poorer — or worse
Female Burmese, Cambodian, Hmong and Nepalese employees all stand to lose around $1 million over the course of their careers.
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PODCAST / deep dive
Mar 30, 2022
How the pandemic exacerbated Japan's gender inequality
Hanako Montgomery, a reporter for Vice World News in Japan, discusses Japan's poor record on gender equality.
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SUMO
Mar 17, 2022
Teenage female wrestler determined to fight at iconic sumo venue
The tradition of the Japan Sumo Association forbidding women — who are considered 'ritually unclean' — from entering the raised ring has been criticized in recent years.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2022
Olympics making progress on gender equality, but gap remains
The Beijing Games have been described by the IOC as the most 'gender-balanced” Winter Games in history.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Feb 19, 2022
Expressing gender: Fresh approaches to unisex collections
A diverse fashion market is one that is broad enough to include everyone.
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WORLD / Society
Jan 31, 2022
Book ban efforts spread across the U.S.
Challenges to books are nothing new, but according to educators, librarians and free-speech advocates, the tactics and venues where they play out are changing.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 18, 2022
Tokyo same-sex partnership plans highlight road ahead for LGBTQ rights
If proposals go ahead, more than half the country could be covered by agreements providing for some form of inclusive relationship certification.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 2, 2021
Activision Blizzard and Monster Beverage face gender diversity deadline as court weighs in
Both companies have a month to comply with a California law promoting gender diversity, unless a judge finds the rule itself a form of discrimination.
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BUSINESS
Sep 2, 2021
Japan needs a lot more tech workers. Can it find a place for women?
The country is pushing to digitally modernize itself, but one of the developed world's starkest gender gaps is holding it back.
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OLYMPICS
May 26, 2021
Mixed-gender Olympic Oath takers being considered for Tokyo Games
Organizers are considering having one female and one male athlete swear the Olympic Oath at the upcoming Tokyo Games opening ceremony, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 29, 2021
The push to find real solutions to sexual harassment is ongoing, even in ‘safe’ Japan
Experts believe that many victims of sexual harassment in Japan aren't aware that what their harassers are doing is wrong. That is changing, however.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 7, 2021
Japan can embrace change this International Women's Day
From athletic fields to board rooms, however, Japan has a long way to go toward gender equality. This is more than just a social issue. It is an economic opportunity for Japan.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Feb 13, 2021
Why a Japanese man proudly took his wife's last name
Shu Matsuo Post calls himself a feminist, but he wasn't born one. For the first 28 years of his life, he says he never tried to understand what it was like to be a girl or woman in a patriarchal society.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 19, 2020
Fears about the marriage market might deter Japanese women from attending Todai
This gender imbalance represents a real national problem
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COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2020
The pandemic’s gender bias needs urgent fixing
Women faced a century-long wait to reach parity with men before the coronavirus. Now that timeline is looking ambitious.
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COMMENTARY / World
Mar 10, 2020
Viewing history through the lens of gender
More women need to be visible in historical narratives, but equally more girls and women need to be empowered with the technical skills to write their own narratives in the digital age.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan