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Latest items for Japan

April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Japan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Japan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Japan can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (100). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Japan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (100). Parents in Japan are able to work flexibly (100). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Japan can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (100). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (100). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Japan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Japan law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Japan, there are no explicit restrictions on a woman becoming 'head of household' or 'head of family' (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Japan are not legally required to obey their husbands (100). In Japan, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Japan is free and compulsory (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Japan can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (100). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 43% of the total labor force in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Japan can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Japan law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Japan provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Japan (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Japan can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Japan can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (100). A woman in Japan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Japan law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Japan is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (100).
April 9, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Japan provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (100).
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

0.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for statutory rape is not less than three years’ imprisonment with mandatory labor, and the law was enforced" (p. 15).