::::: Class Report on July 11th, 2015:::::
On July 11th 2015, we held our "Business Culture Class (BCC) 06" with the topic “Gender equality in the workplace". 13 participants from 5 different countries and areas attended our class!
We all enjoyed playing opening activity “Who is more likely to do a specific action: men or women?” (e.g. chasing a speeding police car – men, get lost in a maze – women, get hit by lightning – men and so on), and then we discussed the topics as follows after watching 2 videos – the Gender Gap in Japan and Gender Equality for Jobs in Japan;
•What do you think the main factors are behind the gender gap?
•What are some reasons that women make up a majority of part-time and temporary workers?
•Why do many Japanese women stop working after having babies?
•Prime Minister Abe aims to put women into 30% of leadership positions by 2020.
Do you think this will work?
Japan is maybe slowly changing the way our works, but here in Japan there are many factors behind the gender gap such as a low chance to get promotion for women especially having babies, a lack of nurseries for full-time women workers, less possibility to take a maternity/fraternity leave for even women and men. Prime Minister Mr. Abe is trying to solve the problems via his economics but it doesn’t seem to be much success so far. We each promote of changes in the consciousness of a way of working and accept a variety of work styles with more open-minded.
We are very thankful to all attendees for contributing to the discussion and sharing your great ideas with us! We are looking forward to seeing you at next BCC class in August!
Written by Jojo