U.N. panel raps Japan on women's issues

In the sixth periodic review, the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) criticized the Japanese Government for the lack of progress.
Signatories to the Convention are required to address discriminative laws and practices but the committee has found that gender bias still remains problematic. no surprise here!

Get more info:
From the UN
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2009/wom1742.doc.htm

From Asia Japan Women's Resource Center
http://www.ajwrc.org/eng/modules/bulletin/index.php?page=article&storyid=83

From the various news outlets in English
http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200907250066.html
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090730TDY04302.htm
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090821a2.html

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