Women Gain Traction In Japanese Legal Landscape

Law360, New York (August 22, 2016, 2:32 PM EDT) -- As BigLaw points its cannon at gender diversity, aiming to remedy the disparities in the legal profession, the effort seems to be taking hold in a country that has long lagged behind the rest of the developed world in gender equality: Japan.

The Land of the Rising Sun has been a tough place for women to achieve pay equality and break into top roles in the corporate and political worlds, consistently ranking in the bottom third of the world's countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report. But women working as lawyers and legal recruiters in Japan report that...

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