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

Author: Murakami Naohisa

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

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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The All Japan Obachan Party: A Political Voice for Middle-Aged Women

Author: Taniguchi Mayumi

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

This article is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. Article was originally written and published in Japanese on September 1, 2015. For original posting, click here.  Seventy years after women’s suffrage was first recognized in Japan, the number of female representatives in Japan’s National Diet is still stuck in the

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