Japan | Abe’s push for gender parity too little and too late

Abe’s push for gender parity too little and too late

A genteel bill passed this week is not going to propel the shifts needed to offer Japanese women a fair share in the workplace

May 18, 2018 5:40 PM (UTC+8)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, C) and his cabinet members pose for a photo at his office in Tokyo on Aug 3, 2016. His Cabinet had three women at that time but now has just two. His latest efforts to promote gender parity have also been timid. Photo: AFP/ Yomiuri Shimbun
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front, C) and his cabinet members pose for a photo at his office in Tokyo on Aug 3, 2016. His Cabinet had three women at that time but now has just two. His latest efforts to promote gender parity have also been timid. Photo: AFP/ Yomiuri Shimbun
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