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
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’

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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
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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