Mari Miura

Sophia University, Tokyo; Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow

Mari Miura is professor of political science at Sophia University's Faculty of Law in Tokyo.

Miura is also deputy director of the Promotion of Gender Equality Office at Sophia University and academic advisor to the working team of the All-partisan Caucus for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Politics.

She is the author of Welfare Through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan and Making Our Voices Heard—Revival of Representative Democracy. In addition, Miura is editor of Japan's Women Representatives and co-editor of Gender Quotas in Comparative Perspectives: Understanding the Increase in Women Representatives.

Miura received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkley.

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APR 28, 2016 Podcast

Political and Cultural Challenges to Gender Parity in Japan

In the Global Gender Gap Report, Japan usually ranks around 100 out of 140 countries, says Mari Miura, a specialist on gender in Japan. The main reasons ...