Japan: Women miss out on Olympic gold

Kristin Wilson on why the Japanese Games have set back gender equality

The World Today Published 4 June 2021 Updated 9 June 2021 2 minute READ

Kristin Wilson

Lived in Japan for six years where she co-founded WomEnpowered International

When Japan was awarded the 2020 Olympic Games in September 2013, the reaction was jubilant. Leaders viewed the Olympics as a chance to modernize, revitalize and increase the country’s international attraction. Now, the wisdom of holding the Olympics is in question.

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