The post-war period saw many economic, political, and social changes in Japan—one of which was the expansion of women’s roles in society and presence outside the home. During the 1970s in particular, the Japanese feminist movement critiqued traditional ideals of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and femininity, similar to the women’s liberation movement occurring in the Western world at the time. This Japanese-language presentation looks at various factors in Japan that allowed for the emergence and growth of the Japanese women’s liberation movement, as well as some of the issues it faced and successes it achieved.
Traxler, Maria L., "1970’s Japanese Women’s Liberation Movement: Its Issues and Successes" (2012). Asian Studies Student Work. 1.