Mizuho Fukushima, chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors.

Japan: a man’s world, with a record number of women running for election

  • Of the 273 candidates running in the July 21 upper house election, 82 are women, mostly from opposition parties
  • But anxieties over national security and the dominance of China may overshadow the likelihood of women voting along gender lines
Topic |   Gender equality

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Mizuho Fukushima, chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors.
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