Hope, frustration as activists lament lack of women in Japanese politics

Japan sharply lags other developed nations in female representation in politics, having made little progress over the 70 years since the first women were elected to the Diet. In the April 1946 House of Representatives election, the first postwar Lower House poll, 39 women won seats, 8.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/17/national/social-issues/hope-frustration-activists-lament-lack-women-japanese-politics/