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Women attend an election campaign rally in Tokyo on Oct. 10. (Photo by Koji Uema)
Japan's Election

Japan election shines harsh light on gender gap

Political awakening of women a feel-good moment, but real change is slow in coming

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Japan's general election on Sunday will likely spotlight not only the staying power of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but also the nagging gender gap that plagues the country.

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