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It is not an exaggeration to argue that Japanese politics has been substantially dominated by male politicians despite some trial attempts, including womenomics and other policies, aimed at creating a “Japan in which women can shine.”

Currently, only 10% of Diet members in the House of Representatives and around 20% in the House of Councilors are female. The number of Japanese female lawmakers is much lower than the global average of 25%, representing a political gender gap in Japanese politics.

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