International Women’s Day and Japan

Although Google is running a nice campagin, almost no one on the street here is talking about International Women’s Day!! They seemed to be more interested in so-called “White Day” – Men receive chocolates from women on the Valentine’s Day and will give candies to women in return on March 14 (Yes, I know. It’s quite strange!) .

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Unfortunately, Japan is so much behind in gender equality.

The glass-ceiling index (2015): next to last among OECD countries

Gender Gap Index (2015): 101th place among 145 countries.

I love Japan, but I can’t deny these results. Actually, they reflect the realty. I really hope this situation will change!

 

 

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