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Japan ranks lowest for women in parliament survey: An international survey has ranked Japan among the lowest of industrialized countries in terms of female representation in the national parliament.

The Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union surveyed the number of women in parliament in 193 countries as of January 1st this year.

The IPU says female representation is highest in the African country of Rwanda at 61.3 percent, followed by Bolivia with 53.1 percent. Cuba comes in 3rd at 48.9 percent.

China is ranked at 71st with 24.2 percent and the United States 100th with 19.4 percent.

Japan’s ranking improved by 5 notches from a year earlier standing at 158th with female lawmakers only accounting for 10.1 percent of Lower House seats. Read more

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Japan ranks lowest for women in parliament survey: An international survey has ranked Japan among the lowest of industrialized countries in terms of female representation in the national parliament.

The Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union surveyed the number of women in parliament in 193 countries as of January 1st this year.

The IPU says female representation is highest in the African country of Rwanda at 61.3 percent, followed by Bolivia with 53.1 percent. Cuba comes in 3rd at 48.9 percent.

China is ranked at 71st with 24.2 percent and the United States 100th with 19.4 percent.

Japan’s ranking improved by 5 notches from a year earlier standing at 158th with female lawmakers only accounting for 10.1 percent of Lower House seats. 

Japan ranks lowest for women in parliament survey: An international survey has ranked Japan among the lowest of industrialized countries in terms of female representation in the national parliament.

The Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union surveyed the number of women in parliament in 193 countries as of January 1st this year.

The IPU says female representation is highest in the African country of Rwanda at 61.3 percent, followed by Bolivia with 53.1 percent. Cuba comes in 3rd at 48.9 percent.

China is ranked at 71st with 24.2 percent and the United States 100th with 19.4 percent.

Japan’s ranking improved by 5 notches from a year earlier standing at 158th with female lawmakers only accounting for 10.1 percent of Lower House seats.