According to a recent report by the World Bank ( New Article ), Japan ranks the lowest among developed countries in terms of gender equality under the law. The report evaluates laws and regulations related to women's economic participation in eight categories: the workplace, marriage, and assets. Japan's low ranking is attributed to its lack of legislation to punish sexual harassment in the workplace and its poor performance in pay and workplace categories. It is probably a significant reason why educated women from Japan seek opportunities overseas, where they can find a more welcoming environment.
To me, the results are not surprising, the lack of gender equality under the law, particularly in the workplace, is a significant issue that has been affecting women in Japan for years. The World Bank report highlights the importance of implementing laws and regulations that protect women from discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Without these protections, women are less likely to achieve their full potential and may choose to seek opportunities elsewhere.
'go where you will be appreciated, learn English, learn a skill that is needed and get out' . Countries like Canada and Spain have achieved a perfect score of 100 in the World Bank report. Which means that men and women enjoy equal legal rights.
I am an experienced teacher and coach of English as a Second Language in Japan. I'll use this space to talk about the various tools I use in the classroom.