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Japan Set to Make Companies Disclose Gender Pay Gap This Year

  • Key panel calls for disclosure as part of New Capitalism plans
  • Kishida seeks closing the gender pay gap as part of wages push
Japanese women earn 77.5% of what men do, far below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average of 88.4%. 

Japanese women earn 77.5% of what men do, far below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average of 88.4%. 

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Japan will likely require companies to disclose the wage gap between male and female workers from this summer as part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s New Capitalism plans. 

The requirement is set out in proposals released Tuesday by a key government panel tasked with fleshing out Kishida’s vision. The plan is likely to be approved by the cabinet in early June.