Working women’s environment in Japan remains poor

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An annual survey on the working environment for women shows that Japan ranks second from the bottom among the world’s major economies.

The Economist magazine released its latest “glass-ceiling” index ahead of the International Women’s Day on Monday.

The magazine ranks 29 of the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development based on 10 indicators such as labor participation rates and gender pay gaps.

Japan is in the 28th place due to the small number of women with decision-making power. The country has the lowest percentage of women in managerial positions and in parliament.

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