Men's New Roles for a Gender Equal Society;
Survey Results from Japan and East Asia

2019.07.26

As one of the efforts in achieving gender equality, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation established the “Research Committee on the New Role of Men” and explored the defining factors of men’s participation in household work and child rearing for 3 years since 2016. The result of the findings are described in the “Report for the Study on Creating New Roles for Men in Gender Equality -For Building Gender-Equal Society-“. This Report is being published today.
     The report compares and analyses trends of men between 20th to 60th in household work and child rearing in four cities in East Asia (Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong) and five regions in Japan (Tokyo, Tohoku, Hokuriku, Kyushu, and Okinawa). One of the findings is that men in Tokyo are less likely to participate in neither household work nor child rearing compared with other East Asian cities even though they are the most liberal in mind. 
     One of the most shattering findings is that, in all cities surveyed, having a discriminatory view on women at work are common factors that make men participate in housework more frequently. It shakes the general recognition that men who are more liberal would participate in housework more frequently. In the report, expert’s interpretation on these findings as well as points for policy recommendations towards new roles for men are described.
[Project Members]
Futoshi Taga (Professor, Kansai University)
Kimio Ito (Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University
Masako Ishii-Kuntz (Professor, Ochanomizu University)
Maho Nakayama (Director and Senior Program Officer, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives Department)
Fumiko Okamoto (Special Director for Planning & Coordination Department and Senior Program Officer, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives Department)
Akihiro Ueda (Program Officer, SPF Asia Social Integration Department)
Nami Yokogi (Associate Program Officer, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives Department)
Kinue Muramoto (Assistant, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives Department)
Misa Nakahara (Assistant, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives department (retired in 2018))
Please download the report from the following link.

Akihiro Ueda, SPF Asia Peace Initiatives Department

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