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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Japan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .01 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Japan" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Japan was 121.5 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Japan was 121.5 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Japan was 21.5% (p 68).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"To achieve the government's goal of raising the ratio of female candidates running in national elections to 35 percent by 2025, Kato said it will work with opposition parties in efforts to improve women's empowerment" (para 8).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"The think tank pointed out that women are employed in just 14.7 percent of senior roles as judged by its economic participation index despite 72 percent of Japanese women being in the labor force" (para 11).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The WEF report said that although Japan fully closed its gender gap in primary education, the country ranked 147th in political empowerment and 117th in economic participation and opportunity" (para 4).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women accounted for 18 percent of all candidates in Japan's House of Representatives election in 2017 and 28 percent in the House of Councillors election in 2019, according to a Kyodo News survey released in early March. The WEF report, which tracks progress toward gender equality in the fields of the economy, politics, education and health, noted only 9.9 percent of Japan's parliamentarians were women and 10 percent of ministerial positions were held by females. It also noted the country has never had a female prime minister" (para 9-10).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"The share of women working part-time was almost twice that of men and the average Japanese woman's income was 43.7 percent lower than that of a Japanese man, it added" (para 12).
May 15, 2021, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The World Economic Forum said the level of women's participation in the political and economic arenas remains low in Japan" (para 2). "The country's continued poor performance in narrowing the gender gap was highlighted recently by sexist remarks by Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister who was forced to step down as head of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee after saying meetings with women tend to 'drag on' because they talk too much" (para 3). "'While other countries are boosting their efforts for gender equality, I think it shows that our efforts are lagging, relatively,' Japan's top government spokesman Katsunobu Kato told a news conference, noting that the...more
May 14, 2021, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Ninety-two groups across Japan submitted a written request to the Supreme Court and other bodies to ensure that women account for at least one-third of all justices on the top court. The Supreme Court comprises 15 justices, including the chief justice. The most female justices to sit at one time was three. Now, there are only two" (para 1-3).
May 14, 2021, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Four justices--three men and one woman—will reach the retirement age of 70 this summer…OP CEDAW Action, a civil advocacy group, sees the four openings as an opportunity to increase female representation on the Supreme Court. In early March, the group petitioned bodies that have a say in the candidate selection process, including the Supreme Court, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Cabinet Secretariat. It called for replacing the outgoing justices with women so that females will account for one-third of the justices. 'Male-centered norms die hard in judicial authorities,' Mutsuko Asakura, co-head of OP CEDAW Action, told a news conference on March 15. 'We expect Japanese courts to...more
May 14, 2021, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Ninety-two groups across Japan submitted a written request to the Supreme Court and other bodies to ensure that women account for at least one-third of all justices on the top court. The Supreme Court comprises 15 justices, including the chief justice. The most female justices to sit at one time was three. Now, there are only two...Four justices--three men and one woman—will reach the retirement age of 70 this summer" (para 1-3, 5). "A majority of cases that go to the Supreme Court are processed by a petty bench of five justices, which had only one female member even when there were three female justices overall,' said Michiyoshi Kiuchi, a...more
April 27, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Marukawa...was among 50 upper and lower house members of the ruling Liberal Democratic party (LDP) who wrote to their colleagues on the Saitama prefectural assembly urging them to oppose the adoption of a written opinion favouring a policy change. Written opinions adopted at the local level are often seen as a way of promoting debate in parliament" (para 5-6). "The supreme court ruling in 2015 came four years after a group of women launched a legal challenge seeking damages for the emotional distress and inconvenience of having to take their husband’s name" (para 7). "Conservative politicians and commentators have argued that allowing couples to have different surnames would harm the...more
April 27, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Japan’s minister for women’s empowerment and gender equality, Tamayo Marukawa, is among a group of conservative MPs who have opposed a legal change that would allow women to keep their birth name after marriage...Marukawa...recently took on the women’s empowerment portfolio after her predecessor, Seiko Hashimoto, was appointed head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee" (para 1, 4).
April 27, 2021, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Japan is one of only a few industrialised countries where it is illegal for married couples to have different surnames. The country’s civil code, introduced in 1896, requires married couples to share a surname and while it does not stipulate which name they should adopt, in practice women take their husband’s name in 96% of cases...In 2015 women’s rights activists were dealt a blow when the supreme court ruled that the requirement to share surnames did not violate the constitution" (para 2-3).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Japan does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Japan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Japan was 81.1 years for males and 87.1 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Japan was 2 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Japan was 5 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Japan was 5 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Japan is 3.4 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 15, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

“The ascension ceremony in a state room at the imperial palace will make history in another way: For the first time in the modern era, a woman will be present. Satsuki Katayama, the sole woman in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will be on hand to witness this first step in Naruhito’s enthronement” (Para. 3). “When Japan’s Parliament passed a one-time law in 2017 allowing Akihito to abdicate, it attached an addendum that encouraged the government to study possible reforms that would allow women in the royal family to remain within the imperial household after marrying and grant them the right to head legitimate lines of succession. Bowing...more