High Court Decisions Augur Long Road to Women’s Equality in Japan

Author: Muta Kazue

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

This column, “High Court Decisions Augur Long Road to Women’s Equality in Japan,” is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. The article originally was written and published in Japanese on March 3, 2016 and in English on March 24, 2016. For the original posting, click here.   On December 16

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Panel discussion focuses on methods for empowering women in developing Asian countries

Author: Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Just a day after International Women’s Day, Sasakawa USA co-hosted “U.S.-Japan Dialogue on International Development,” a public forum with The Asia Foundation on March 9, 2016, featuring prominent figures in both Japanese and U.S. civil society to discuss women’s rights and empowerment in Asia. The challenges that women face when seeking equal opportunities in the

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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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