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Japan ranked 163rd among 193 countries in representation of women in national parliaments in 2016, falling from 156th among 191 countries in the previous year, data by an international organization for enhancing parliamentary dialogue released Tuesday showed.

Among the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations, Japan ranked dead last, trailing countries like Germany at 23rd, Canada at 62nd and the United States at 104th, according to the data by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which compared the proportion of women in lower or single houses.

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