Most Japanese believe gender inequality remains entrenched, but increasingly support greater equality

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The Japanese government’s quadrennial survey of public attitudes on gender equality, published on October 31, reveals how difficult it remains for Japanese leaders to uproot traditional gender roles. Since 2012, perceptions of equality across Japanese society have barely budged, and in some areas have worsened.

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Barriers stunting progress in women’s economic, political empowerment topic of Speaker Series events

Author: Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Policies under the umbrella of “Womenomics” enacted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have had an effect on gender equality in Japan, but many barriers still stunt progress in women’s economic and political empowerment, leading expert Mitsuko Horiuchi said at a Sasakawa USA event on April 27. Sasakawa USA welcomed Ms. Horiuchi, the President of

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Gender Equality in Japan and the Impact of Womenomics

Date: April 27-28, 2016

Sasakawa USA hosted a private conversation with Dr. Mitsuko Horiuchi, Visiting Professor at Bunkyo Gakuin University Graduate School of Foreign Studies, and Dr. Linda Hasunuma, Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College, on the topic of the state of Womenomics and gender equality in Japan.

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Japan’s Gender Imbalance: Country ranked 101st Among 145 Nations on Equality Index

Author: Murakami Naohisa

Categories: In-Depth with

While Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has promoted the slogan of creating a society where women can shine, Japan continues to struggle to bridge its gender gap. The country languishes at 101st, the lowest among advanced nations, on the World Economic Forum’s global index on gender equality.

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