Gender equality

No progress
Japan faces a declining population, impacting its economy. At the same time, Japan performs poorly in global gender gap benchmarks. Gender equality efforts could not only contribute to creating a more inclusive society, but also help Japan address the challenges of a declining workforce.


  • The Japanese government should implement comprehensive policies to support working mothers, reduce the gender pay gap (currently the second-largest among OECD countries), and ensure access to stable employment opportunities. This includes investing in affordable childcare, promoting flexible work arrangements, and fostering workplace cultures that encourage gender diversity.