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Women in Politics in Japan
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 38, No. 39 (Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 2003), pp. 4097-4101
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4414071
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Japanese women have been participants in a long history of social activism. But their participation in politics and political parties, is a more recent phenomenon. NGOs and other grass roots organisations have provided training, information and assisted with fund-raising to equip women to take up leadership positions in politics, especially at local government levels. Most political parties, however, still continue to provide only limited leadership opportunities for women.
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