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Gender, justice and the Japanese judiciary
The Tohoku annual review on gender law and policy (2007)
  • Leon Wolff
Abstract

Women are considerably under-represented on the Japanese judiciary. Yet despite the enormous scholarly attention devoted to the Japanese judiciary by legal academics, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists, it is striking that the gender composition of the Japanese bench has provoked so little research interest. This paper sets out empirical answers to the question of whether a glass ceiling operates to discourage talented Japanese women from pursuing a judicial career.

Keywords
  • women,
  • Japanese judiciary,
  • glass ceiling
Publication Date
January 1, 2007
Publisher Statement
Interim status: Citation only.

Wolff, L. (2007). Gender, justice and the Japanese judiciary. The Tohoku annual review on gender law and policy, 5, 205-218.

© Copyright Tohoku University, 2007
Citation Information
Leon Wolff. "Gender, justice and the Japanese judiciary" The Tohoku annual review on gender law and policy Vol. 5 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leon_wolff/12/