Criteria for “Gender Equality”

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Gender Equality | 「ジェンダー平等」の基準

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調査ちょうさinvestigate, examine, inquiry,
The investigation is ongoing.
結果けっかresult, consequence, outcome,
Don’t worry about the result.
The words ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’ are relative terms.
意見いけんopinion, view, commentここではどんどん意見をおっしゃってかまいません。
You can speak out freely here.
経済けいざいeconomy, economicsアメリカはサービス経済の国だ。
The U.S. is a service economy.
政治せいじpolitics, government政治について討論しよう。
I suggest we discuss politics.
Smoking is harmful to health.
活躍かつやくactivity, great efforts,
conspicuous service
I see you’re doing very well in your business.
履歴書りれきしょresume, personal history,
curriculum vitae
Applicants were requested to submit their resumes.
研究けんきゅうstudy, research, investigation私はエイズの研究に従事している。
I am engaged in AIDs research.
機能きのうfunction, facility, faculty, featureその機能は働かなくなるだろう。
Its mechanism will cease to work.
当然とうぜんnatural, right, proper,
reasonable, appropriate
It is perfectly natural for him to be proud of his son.

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In the 2022 Gender Gap Index survey, Japan ranked 116th out of 146 countries. This result shows the world that Japan is a country where the status of women is socially low.

2022 年度の「ジェンダー・ギャップ指数」の調査で、 日本は 146カ国中116 位に。 日本は 女性の地位が社会的に低い国であることを世界に知らしめる結果となりました。

However, the opinion would be different if one were to ask whether, in relative terms, Japanese women are oppressed.

しかし、 日本の女性が、相対的に見て虐げられているかというと、意見はまた違ってくるでしょう。

Many surveys show that many Japanese women are “glad to be born female” and “want to have a girl as a child.”

「女性に生まれてよかった」「子は女の子が欲しい」と考える日本人女性は多いという調査結果はたくさん あります。

Although Japan’s gender gap index is considered particularly low in two areas, economy, and politics, it ranks first in education and is also high in health.

経済政治の2に分野で特に低いとされる日本のジェンダー・ギャップ指数ですが、教育では 1 位、 健康でも上位にあります。

In Japan, female authors were active in the Heian period (8th to 12th century). 

日本では 平安時代(8〜12 世紀)に女性作家が活躍していました 。

They include Japanese authors Murasaki Shikibu of “The Tale of Genji,” said to be the world’s oldest full-length novel, and Sei Shonagon of “The Pillow Book,” one of Japan’s three greatest literary treatises.

世界最古の長編小説と言われる「源氏物語」の 作者、 紫式部、日本三大随筆の 一つ「 枕草子」の作者である清少納言などです。

In recent years, there has been a worldwide movement toward “gender neutrality,” such as not including gender on resumes.


In Japan, there is a case that should be considered a pioneer. KI no Tsurayuki, a male poet of the Heian period, wrote “The Tosa Diary” as if he were a woman.


A recent study has made it clear that both men and women share the same functions in the brain.


Some people may argue that it is important to consider values and other factors, such as gender roles when discussing gender equality, but all human beings are naturally equal.

ジェンダー平等は男女の役割分担や価値観なども考慮して評価すべきとの意見もありますが、平等は人間の 当然のあり方です。

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