Quota Nonadoption in Japan: The Role of the Women's Movement and the Opposition

  title={Quota Nonadoption in Japan: The Role of the Women's Movement and the Opposition},
  author={Alisa Gaunder},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  pages={176 - 186}
  • Alisa Gaunder
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Political Science
  • Politics & Gender
In 2003, Japan's dominant Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) committed to the goal of 30% female representation in management and political positions by 2020 to conform with the international norm to promote women's leadership. This nonbinding commitment received widespread media attention. In 2012, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe reemphasized this goal before the lower house election. Yet, in his first cabinet, Abe appointed only two women. Moreover, in the 2013 upper house election, the LDP fielded… 

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