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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.3 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.06 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 0.30 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Norway, Panama, Poland, Romania, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On paper, Japan boasts relatively low rates of sexual assault. In a survey conducted by the Cabinet Office of the central government in 2014, one in 15 women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives, compared with one in five women who report having been raped in the United States" (para 9). "In 2016, the most recent year for which government statistics are available, the police confirmed 989 cases of rape in Japan, or about 1.5 cases for every 100,000 women" (para 60).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Of the women who reported experiencing rape in the Cabinet Office survey, more than two-thirds said they had never told anyone, not even a friend or family member. And barely 4 percent said they had gone to the police" (para 17). "Many Japanese women who have been assaulted 'blame themselves, saying, ‘Oh, it’s probably my fault,’' said Tamie Kaino, a professor emeritus of gender studies at Ochanomizu University. Hisako Tanabe, a rape counselor at the Sexual Assault Relief Center in Tokyo, said that even women who call their hotline and are advised to go to the police often refuse, because they do not expect the police to believe them. 'They...more
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"But scholars say Japanese women are far less likely to describe nonconsensual sex as rape than women in the West. Japan’s rape laws make no mention of consent, date rape is essentially a foreign concept and education about sexual violence is minimal" (para 10). "Japanese law describes the crime of “quasi-rape” as sexual intercourse with a woman by “taking advantage of loss of consciousness or inability to resist" (para 25). "Over the summer, Parliament passed the first changes to Japan’s sex crime laws in 110 years, expanding the definition of rape to include oral and anal sex and including men as potential victims. Lawmakers also lengthened minimum sentences. But the...more
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"But scholars say Japanese women are far less likely to describe nonconsensual sex as rape than women in the West. Japan’s rape laws make no mention of consent, date rape is essentially a foreign concept and education about sexual violence is minimal. Instead, rape is often depicted in manga comics and pornography as an extension of sexual gratification, in a culture in which such material is often an important channel of sex education" (para 10, 11).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"In a news conference in May and a book published in October, she said the police had obtained hotel security camera footage that appeared to show Mr. Yamaguchi propping her up, unconscious, as they walked through the hotel lobby. The police also located and interviewed their taxi driver, who confirmed that she had passed out. Investigators told her they were going to arrest Mr. Yamaguchi, she said — but then suddenly backed off. Elsewhere, her allegations might have caused an uproar. But here in Japan, they attracted only a smattering of attention. As the United States reckons with an outpouring of sexual misconduct cases that have shaken Capitol Hill, Hollywood,...more
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Isoko Mochizuki, one of the few journalists to investigate Ms. Ito’s allegations, said she faced resistance from male colleagues in her newsroom, some of whom dismissed the story because Ms. Ito had not gone to the hospital immediately. 'The press never covers sexual assault very much,' she said. Ms. Ito said that was precisely why she wanted to speak out. 'I still feel like I have to be strong,' she said, 'and just keep talking about why this is not O.K.'" (para 69, 70, 71, 72).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Over the summer, Parliament passed the first changes to Japan’s sex crime laws in 110 years, expanding the definition of rape to include oral and anal sex and including men as potential victims. Lawmakers also lengthened minimum sentences. But the law still does not mention consent, and judges can still suspend sentences" (para 62).
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 7.5 per 1000 population.
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"Abe’s policy has succeeded in bringing more than one and a half million more Japanese women into the labor force over the past five years… Yet most of the work is part time and relatively low paid" (para. 6).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Abe’s policy has succeeded in bringing more than one and a half million more Japanese women into the labor force over the past five years. The percentage of Japanese women who work, in fact, has surpassed the levels in the United States and is helping offset a steady decline in male workers. Yet most of the work is part time and relatively low paid" (para. 6). "These jobs help the economy, but they do little to advance careers or bridge Japan’s gender wage gap, which, at 24.5 percent, is third-worst among developed countries" (para. 6). "A 2015 law now requires larger companies to set targets for hiring and promoting women...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Last month BNY Mellon started the Dreyfus Japan Womenomics Fund" (para. 6 ).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"With women accounting for just 10 percent of the members in Japan’s lower house, the country ranks 161st out of 193 countries in female political representation, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union" (para. 8).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"For more than a decade, investigators found, the school (Tokyo Medical University) had systematically altered entrance-exam scores to restrict the number of female students and to award admission to less-qualified male applicants. The supposed rationale, that female doctors are prone to leave the profession after marriage or childbirth, only inflamed a national debate on gender inequality" (para. 1).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Abe isn’t exactly helping. After his re-election as party leader in September, he formed a new 19-member cabinet with just one woman" (para. 8).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Abe’s government has taken many helpful steps: approving more day-care centers (though nearly 20,000 toddlers are still on waiting lists), passing a law limiting overtime to 100 hours a month, expanding parental leave for women and men alike (though barely 5 percent of new fathers take any leave at all)" (para. 10).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"A 2017 Japanese government report found that women make up just 13 percent of managerial positions in Japan, compared with 44 percent in the United States. According to a recent Reuters poll, three-quarters of Japanese companies say they have no female senior executives. A 2015 law now requires larger companies to set targets for hiring and promoting women and to report on the results, but there are no penalties for inaction" (para. 7 ).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"A 2017 Japanese government report found that women make up just 13 percent of managerial positions in Japan, compared with 44 percent in the United States" (para. 6).
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Japan created a program called 'womenomics' in 2013 in order to be able to "add 7.1 million employees and lift Japan’s gross domestic product by nearly 13 percent" (para 3). "In Japan, the ultimate hope was that women would no longer be faced with the cruel choice between remaining single (to pursue a career among men) or having a family (and giving up a career)" (para. 4). "Ingrained attitudes and policies change slowly. Earlier this year, for example, a Japanese day care worker was forced to apologize to colleagues for becoming pregnant out of turn. Her company’s director had apparently dictated that a more senior worker be allowed to get...more
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 7.7 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

5.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 4.1 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 2.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 0.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).