Women in Politics: Case of Japan and South Korea

Date: May 18, 2017

Sasakawa USA hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion on the topic of “Women in Politics: Case of Japan and South Korea,” which addressed the gender gap in Japanese political leadership in comparison with the situation in South Korea, focusing on the number of female legislators in each country.

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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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