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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Tokyo Elects First Woman Governor by Landslide Over Abe Pick

Author: Bloomberg & USA Today

Categories: In the News

Former environment minister Yuriko Koike will have the spotlight more than any previous woman in Japanese politics after Tokyo elected her on Sunday as the prefecture’s first female governor, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in a Bloomberg article reporting on the election.

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Fostering a New Generation of Women Leaders


Categories: In-Depth with

Japan recently brought into force a new law aimed at closing the gender gap in the nation’s workforce by bringing more women into mid- and upper-management positions. To prepare women for civic and private leadership roles, a program run in cooperation with the US-Japan Council and other partners provides young female college students unique opportunities to learn from prominent leaders in both Japan and the United States.

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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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