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Photos-AP and Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's appointment of a record number of women to his cabinet highlights efforts to power the economy by boosting the female workforce -- but he...
Japanese women held a record-high ratio of senior positions in the central government, but at 3 percent, they are still well behind their counterparts in other developed nations, government figures...
Japanese women have less clout in companies and politics than women in other advanced countries, the government said in a report that highlighted the need for steps to help women balance jobs...

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24% of the candidates for the upcoming elections for the House of Councillors (upper house) are women. There are currently 44 (18.57%) women members of Japan’s upper house out of a total of 237 seats...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report examines how the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund has made break-through contributions to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment over the last 10 years. Since the...
Report / White Paper Resource
This annual report evaluates the progress made by the UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund to promote gender equality and women's empowerment across the globe. It provides a summary of the Fund's...

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Two Japanese women started “All-Japan Obachan Party”, a political party that aims to balance the gender gap and to increase women rights, as well as women’s presence in the government. The party was...