Japanese Women's Rights and Participation in Politics

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Firdous Nilofer Ghaloo


Japanese history provides striking examples of changes in the status of women. The vast social changes sweeping Japan during its modernization from the 1860s to the 1940s affected women's iivi.s with regard to their rights in all aspects. Profound changes in the economic, social and political status of Japanese women were set in motion during the Allied occupation after world war-II. Constitutional guarantees and other reforms introduced during that period gave women a full legal basis for equality

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