The Gander Gap All Over The World – Japan, 120th Out of 156 Counties

According to News Web Easy, the World Economic Forum in Switzerland researches how much gaps between male and female all over the world every year. The research was carried out in terms of politics, economy, education and health among 156 countries. The country with the least gap was Switzerland, Finland came in second and third place was Norway. Japan was 120th out of 156 countries.

In Japan, in term of education and health, the gander gap is not that much but in terms of politics and economy, on the other hand, is huge. The percentage of female MPs in the House of Representatives and female managerial positions at companies are low. In politics, Japan was 101th ten years ago, however, this year Japan came in 147th which was lowest so far.

The World Economic Forum has said that due to the new variant the percentage of female who has lost their jobs has been greater than male who has lost theirs all over the world. The difference between male and females has not become smaller.

The actual article

For those who are studying Japanese, this is good for reading as there is furigana above the kanji.

社会しゃかいでの男性だんせい女性じょせい 日本にっぽんは156のくにで120ばん

[4月1日 16時25分]

スイスにある世界経済せかいけいざいフォーラムは、世界せかいくに男性だんせい女性じょせいがどのくらいあるか調しらべています。政治せいじ経済けいざい教育きょういく健康けんこうについて調しらべた156のくになかで、が1ばんちいさかったのはアイスランドでした。2ばんはフィンランド、3ばんはノルウェーで、日本にっぽんは120ばんでした。

日本にっぽん教育きょういく健康けんこうでは、男性だんせい女性じょせいおおきくなくて、政治せいじ経済けいざいではおおきいです。衆議院しゅうぎいん女性じょせい議員ぎいん割合わりあいや、会社かいしゃ女性じょせい管理職かんりしょく割合わりあいひくいです。政治せいじでは、10ねんまえは101ばんでしたが、今年ことしいままででもっとひくい147ばんでした。

世界経済せかいけいざいフォーラムは「あたらしいコロナウイルス問題もんだいがあるために、世界せかいでは仕事しごとがなくなった女性じょせい割合わりあい男性だんせいよりもたかくなったりしています。男性だんせい女性じょせいちいさくなっていません」とっています。BY NEWS WEB EASY

My thought

This is a very disappointing result. I guess Japanese society has been changing and improving, yet there are certain fields are still needed to improve. Having said that we, as womene, has disadvantages. For example, if we have children to look after, the mothers are the first one to be considered quitting their jobs. After raising their children, it would be difficult to get used to the working environment quickly. Nevertheless, I want many women to be active in the different fields. I believe there are certain things that only women can do in our society.

A female holdS"GIRLS POWER" board
Photo by olia danilevich on Pexels.com

Thank you for reading. Arigato!!!

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
This entry was posted in Japanese Language, JAPANESE SOCIETY. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s