Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE
Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan’s gender equality gap widens further, with just 10 per cent female managers in most firms

  • A survey also found 17 per cent of companies had no women management. Japan’s global ranking on gender parity fell to 121 out of 153 countries in 2020
  • New premier Yoshihide Suga’s 21-member cabinet has just two female ministers, and women account under 10 per cent of lawmakers

Topic |   Japan
Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE
Commuters are seen walking to their offices in Tokyo. About 71 per cent of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than a tenth of management, while 17 per cent had no female managers at all. Photo: EPA-EFE
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