2022년 06월 25일 토요일
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Japan gov't to require listed companies to disclose gender gap

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2022-05-24 08:25

In a meeting Friday to discuss Kishida's economic and social reforms, the government decided to oblige companies to include the gender wage gap in the data they disclose. The sign is outside the Tokyo building where the Financial Services Agency is located. (File Photo by=Asahi Shimbun )

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] A panel of the Japanese financial regulator gave the green light Monday for a proposal requiring listed companies to disclose any gender gaps in their workforce in line with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's aim of addressing Japan's gender pay inequality, one of the worst among developed countries, Kyodo reported.
 
Under the rules approved by the panel on corporate disclosure, the Financial Services Agency will require 4,000 or so listed firms in the country to include gender disparities in pay, management jobs, and the rate of male employees taking child-care leave in their annual financial reports. The government plans to implement tougher disclosure rules on gender equality, requiring all companies with more than 300 employees to provide wage gap data on their web pages. There are currently 17,600 such firms in the country. The current rules require these companies to disclose information in at least two of 15 categories of gender gap data, but a decision on which data to disclose is left to companies.
 
Currently, women's pay overall is about 20 percent lower than men's, according to the Cabinet Office. The gap is apparently due to fewer women in management jobs and a higher proportion of women among nonregular workers. In 2021, females held only 13.2 percent of managerial positions in Japan, according to government data.



 

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