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Retreat to 6th place in Japan's competitiveness Low evaluation due to wage gap between men and women | NHK News

2019-10-08T23:34:07.380Z

In a survey on the competitiveness of countries and regions around the world, Japan was ranked low compared to last year because of the low wage gap between men and women.



Japan's competitiveness retreats to 6th place Low rating due to wage gap between men and women October 9th 8:26

In a survey on the competitiveness of countries and regions around the world, Japan was ranked low compared to last year because of the low wage gap between men and women.

The World Economic Forum, known as the Davos Conference, evaluates the competitiveness of each country based on the economy, infrastructure, economic standards, etc. every year, and published a report on the 9th.

According to it, out of 141 countries and regions surveyed, Japan's overall evaluation was 6th, lower than last year when it was 5th.

In the report, Japan has been highly evaluated for its low crime rate, medical care, and infrastructure quality, as it did last year, but it was pointed out that it was an issue every year, such as being ranked 62nd in terms of wage disparity between men and women. It has become a reminder that women who have been promoted to society are not making progress.

Singapore was ranked first in the overall evaluation, with high quality infrastructure, labor market flexibility and long-term economic policies of the government.

The report also positioned the Asia-Pacific region as the most competitive region in the world, especially Hong Kong, which took third place this year. Has been highly evaluated.

Source: nhk

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