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Yuko Obuchi
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Japan's Obuchi - Political 'princess' could be first female PM
Photo-Ruters/Yya/Shino/Files (Reuters) - With a telegenic presence, powerful ruling party mentors and a talent for avoiding making political enemies, Japan's new trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, may have what it takes to become the country'...
Japanese Government
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Japanese politics includes women
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 faces myriad challenges turning that vision into...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Japan finally apologizes to its women
On June 23, a middle-aged male Japanese politician, dressed in the traditional dark suit and '80s-retro haircut, walked in front of a waiting line of news cameras, to where a younger female politician waited. As the cameras flashed, he apologized to...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Japan: Growing Political Gender Gap (blog)
Three days before South Korea elected a woman president, Japanese voters significantly reduced the number of women in parliament. As a result of Sunday’s vote, the new lower house will have 38 women, or 7.9% of all lawmakers in that chamber. That’s...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Japan: Women and Activists Lament Japan’s Election Outcome
The return to power of Japan’s conservative and hard-line Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Sunday indicates that voters traded urgently needed social and environmental reforms for traditional male-led leadership, according to analysts here. Youth...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Japan: Despite economic need, women continue to be underrepresented
n next month's general election, politicians — nearly all of them men — will make promises on what they will do to fix the economic morass, but very few of them will mention the role of women in the workforce. The country's problems are well known:...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Joint Press Release on Result of the Commune Council Election 2012: further effortss required to achieve quantitative and qualitative female’s political representative in Cambodia
JOINT PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 11 July 2012 Results of the Commune/Sangkat Council Elections 2012: further efforts required to achievequantitative and qualitative female representation in politics in Cambodia The results of the Commune/Sangkat...