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In recent years, the number of women's colleges admitting transgender students has been increasing in Japan. Smith College in the United States has been admitting transgender students since 2015. In the United States, there arise cases where students who declare themselves to be female at the time of enrollment choose the gender of male after enrollment, which has become a problem. In addition, the issues of facilities such as toilets and changing rooms are the same as in Japan.
However, Japan ranks 120th among 156 countries in the gender gap index, which measures the gender gap in the world, and is at the lowest level among developed countries. Moreover, I feel that gender disparities have taken root in Japan, compared to foreign countries. In fact, when I was studying in Australia, I had a friend who was transgender. The friend had makeup on his face and had announced to other students that he was transgender. It also seemed that his friends understood that. However, in Japan, 71.7% of the 15,064 people surveyed heard discriminatory statements made about them at work or school, indicating low gender awareness. 27.6% of the 15,064 people come out at work or school, which shows that it is still difficult to make public announcements. Japan's challenge will be to deepen its understanding of diverse gender identities.