Friday, August 23, 2019
Gender inequality in Japan.
The need to improve gender equality has been discussed in Japan for decades, but progress has been slow or non-existent.
- The extent of the gendering of elected politics in Japan up until now suggests that progress will be slow.
- Generational change will likely be needed before the ruling party can field more female candidates.
- Laws against sexual harassment are more likely to be framed in terms of compensation rather than fines or criminal penalties.
- Businesses oppose tougher laws against sexual harassment, fearing they will open the way for a flood of lawsuits.