The cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, front centre, has just two women: Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, bottom right, and Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, centre of the third row. Photo: AP
The cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, front centre, has just two women: Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, bottom right, and Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, centre of the third row. Photo: AP
Japan

Japanese women want more representation in politics, but few are running for office

  • More than 60 per cent of female respondents to a survey say there is inadequate participation at the national and local levels of politics
  • But just 8 per cent of the women say they have political ambitions, with some still feeling that ‘politics is for men’

The cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, front centre, has just two women: Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, bottom right, and Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, centre of the third row. Photo: AP
The cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, front centre, has just two women: Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto, bottom right, and Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, centre of the third row. Photo: AP
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