Featuring Yoko Okuyama, Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of Uppsala University.
2021 marks the 75th year since Japanese women participated in the national election. In that election, women won 8.4 percent of the seats - the record which had never been broken until 2005. This study provides causal evidence that women's radio programs played a critical role in empowering women to participate in politics and beyond in Occupied Japan.
This colloquium series is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.