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Japan lags behind other nations on gender-equality

The report by the World Economic Forum showed women's participation in the political and economic arenas remains particularly low in Japan. Japan ranked 116th among 146 countries in the gender gap rankings this year, at the bottom of the East Asia and Pacific group, and the Group of Seven major economies. Last year, Japan also ranked 120th among 156 countries. The next worst-ranked G-7 member in 2022 was Italy in 63rd place. The other G-7 countries - Germany, France, Britain, Canada, and the US - ranked between 10th and 27th. Japan's overall performance was slightly worse than last year with a general score of 0.65. The benchmark used in the study varies between 0 and 1, 1 being full parity between men and women.

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