According to online responses, Japan is happy with their ranking as 101st in the world for gender equality. As Americans who view gender equality as everybody has to be able to do the same job, get the same pay, and receive the same expectations. Japan has a much different view on gender equality. Gender equality in Japan revolves around men and women being able to choose their lifestyle of choice, whether they want to be housewives or part of the working class, without the constraints of gender.
On the same token, it seems Japanese women are stepping out in the world and saying “no” to marriage in recent years; although the rise of singles has led to a new phenomenon of ‘parasite singles’, which has become a severe detriment to the Japanese economy.