Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

JAPAN-WOMENOMICS: MEND THE GAP

JAPAN-WOMENOMICS: MEND THE GAP
Kayoko Fukushima, Director of UN Women Japan Liaison Office, Oct 2015. Wikimedia Commons

 

By Richard Solomon

The Japan Times-Dec 3

Shortly after becoming minister in charge of promoting “dynamic engagement of all citizens” in the Abe administration, Katsunobu Kato was asked if Japan could expect a woman to ascend the Imperial throne anytime soon. Kato, whose job in the Cabinet at that time also included promoting women’s roles in society, quashed the idea by replying he was against ending current rules of male-only hereditary succession.

Read more at: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/12/03/commentary/japan-commentary/womenomics-mend-gap/#.XApYNCcxWCQ

First published in: The Japan Times

 

Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *