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What the Imperial House Tells Us About Japan’s Demographic Crisis
June 30, 2021

What the Imperial House Tells Us About Japan’s Demographic Crisis

By Will Fee
Aging, shrinking, its top position reserved exclusively for men – Japan's monarchy is a neat microcosm of society as a whole.

Can Japan Fix the Gender Gap in Its Politics?
June 22, 2021

Can Japan Fix the Gender Gap in Its Politics?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan remains hesitant to formally tackle its male-dominated political system. But one woman might beat the odds and force real change.
Tokyo Olympics Hits a New Roadblock: Sexism
February 09, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Hits a New Roadblock: Sexism

By Yukari Easton
Sexist comments from the organizing committee head underline Japan’s deep-seated gender issues.

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics
January 19, 2021

Japan’s Struggling Single Mothers Expose the Flaws of Womenomics

By Thisanka Siripala
As the pandemic exacerbates poverty rates among single mothers, the shortcomings of womenomics reforms are on full display.

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential
September 17, 2020

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential

By Nick Stores
A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index
December 31, 2018

Japan Ranks Worst Among G7 on Gender Gap Index

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan made small improvements in the World Economic Forum’s gender equality ranking but remains alarmingly behind.
Liberal Gender Equality Bill Passed in Conservative Japan
July 30, 2018

Liberal Gender Equality Bill Passed in Conservative Japan

By Kirara Tsutsui
Voters must now step up to address Japan's political gender gap.

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