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20th women's conference looks to make history

Jul 22, 2015

20th women's conference looks to make history

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Gender equality in the workforce is not a simple thing to achieve. Japan’s 1985 Equal Employment Opportunity Act requires employers to ensure equal treatment of men and women. However, working women in Japan have faced various obstacles that have limited their potential ability. That ...

Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

Jul 22, 2015

Analyzing Abe's fixation on the Constitution

The nation’s pacifist Constitution remains intact more than half a century after Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi told U.S. television viewers in October 1958 that the time had come for Japan to abandon the war-renouncing Article 9. Amending the Constitution was Kishi’s long-standing political aim. ...