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Enduring debates: closing the gender gap in Japan

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Abstract


  • Women in Japan voted and stood for office for the first time on 10 April 1946. It was the country’s

    first postwar election and the first election after the Japanese government amended the Electoral Law to include women. Of the 79 female candidates, 39 were elected to Japan’s national

    parliament, the Diet.

    Seventy years on, what is the state of gender relations in Japan? What issues now stimulate feminist

    campaigns and activism?

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2016). Enduring debates: closing the gender gap in Japan. East Asia Forum Quarterly, 8 (2), 32-33.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3843&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2832

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 32

End Page


  • 33

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n1942/pdf/book.pdf?referer=1942

Abstract


  • Women in Japan voted and stood for office for the first time on 10 April 1946. It was the country’s

    first postwar election and the first election after the Japanese government amended the Electoral Law to include women. Of the 79 female candidates, 39 were elected to Japan’s national

    parliament, the Diet.

    Seventy years on, what is the state of gender relations in Japan? What issues now stimulate feminist

    campaigns and activism?

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2016). Enduring debates: closing the gender gap in Japan. East Asia Forum Quarterly, 8 (2), 32-33.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3843&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2832

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 32

End Page


  • 33

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n1942/pdf/book.pdf?referer=1942