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.
Date: March 9, 2016
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Asia Foundation co-hosted a public panel discussion on U.S. and Japanese efforts in international development on empowering women in Asia and areas for greater U.S.-Japan cooperation.
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.