Japan is known as a “gender gap” superpower because its economy is dominated by women and the nation is relatively poor, which makes it a poor place to launch a military.
It has also seen a dramatic rise in a kind of homegrown gender gap.
In a country that has traditionally been very much a man’s place, a surge in the number of women entering politics and the military is creating a new, more dynamic gender gap in Japanese society.
This year, Japan has elected a female prime minister and has been in the process of revamping its national security policy.
But the country has been slow to change the way it treats women in power.
As of 2017, there were just eight female cabinet ministers, according to the Japan Times, which has compiled a list of all the top positions in Japan’s government.
The list was compiled by the Japan Women’s Federation, a Japanese advocacy group that works to change gender roles in Japanese politics.
The group estimates that in 2020, women hold just under 1 percent of cabinet positions in the country.
But while Japan’s gender gap is still large, it’s been narrowing, with the number from 2014 to 2017 narrowing to just one.
Japan’s women are not doing well in many fields, and are often left behind in other parts of the economy.
According to a report by the International Monetary Fund, women in Japan earn only 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.
The gap between male and female pay in Japan is wider than that of other developed countries.
While men earn 77 cents on the dollar for the same job, the gap between women and men in Japan (and across the industrialized world) is much wider.
In addition to the gender gap, there is also a structural one.
Japan has a complicated system for gender representation, with different gender roles at work in different parts of society.
The country is the only one of the 19 industrialized nations in which the gender ratio is lower than the national average, according the International Labor Organization.
But for Japanese women, the disparity is even more pronounced.
“Women in Japan are underrepresented in positions of power, even in the political sphere,” said Kim, the executive director of the Japan Youth Association, an advocacy group.
When Kim first began organizing the Japanese Youth Association in the 1990s, there was not a lot of attention paid to the issue.
The organization was based in Kyoto, a city that has been a hub for women’s activism in Japan since the 1960s.
Today, there are over 20,000 women’s organizations in Japan, including several dozen in Kyoto.
But in 2014, the organization was one of just seven organizations that was not recognized by the government as a national organization, which meant that it had to rely on individual donors to survive.
Kim, now 50, has never been in power before, but she’s not discouraged by that fact.
She says she’s been encouraged by the new leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and her cabinet.
For the past six months, Kim has been traveling around Japan, attending events with activists and trying to encourage Japanese women to get involved in politics and get involved with their families.
“The women are doing great,” Kim said.
“But we need to get more women into politics.”
At the start of 2017 the government was considering a proposal to make it easier for women to enter the military.
The proposal, called the Military Personnel Law, would allow women to serve in the armed forces in some roles, including as advisers and advisers-in-reserve.
But that proposal never went anywhere because it didn’t pass the Diet, which is the upper house of parliament.
So, Kim started campaigning on the issue with women in her organization, the Japan Association for Women in the Military, which focuses on issues that affect women.
She’s hoping to raise more than $1 million in a crowdfunding campaign, which she hopes will raise enough to help the Japan YMCA in Kyoto buy a female chaplain to teach women to become more involved in the military, which would be a first step toward opening the country’s armed forces to women.
The Japanese Women’s Association for Youth also has plans to spend $1.6 million in the coming year on scholarships and support for female military service members.
The biggest obstacle to bringing the Japanese women’s issue to the attention of the Japanese public is that it is often perceived as a political issue.
That perception is why Kim is confident the Japanese government will eventually get behind her cause.
One of the main problems with the country is that the Japanese people don’t realize that Japan is in the middle of a gender gap problem, Kim said, adding that Japanese society has been more accepting of women in the past.
“It’s just the fact that they don’t see it as an issue of discrimination,” Kim told Business Insider.
It’s the way the government looks at it that’s really the problem.
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