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Home > Special Topics > Social Trends > Past Trends 01-12/'03
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Social Trends (January - December 2003)
[December 2003]

#63 (12/17): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 9 International Comparisons with Japan's Female Lawmakers

#62 (12/4): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 6 Britain's "Kippers" Rival Japan's "Parasite Singles"


[November 2003]

#61 (11/20): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 8 - Japan's First Female Lower House Speaker Bows out of Frontline Politics

#60 (11/13): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 7 - Fewer Women Elected in November 2003 Lower House Election

#59 (11/4): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 6 - Fewer Female Candidates Run in Lower House Election


[October 2003]

#58 (10/6): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 5 - "Parasite Singles" and Female Unemployment


[September 2003]

#57 (9/29): Trends in Japanese Higher Education: Part 1 - Universities Suffer as the Population Declines

#56 (9/9): Marriage and Divorce in Today's Japan: Part 5 - Pregnant Brides a Growing Trend

#55 (9/3): Women Advancing in Japanese Society: Part 1 - New Gains Made in Early 2003

#54 (9/1): Japan's 1993 Regime Change in Retrospect: Part 3 - Timeline and Background to the Rise and Fall of the Hosokawa Cabinet


[August 2003]

#53 (8/15): Japan's 1993 Regime Change in Retrospect: Part 1 - The Achievements of the Hosokawa Administration

#52 (8/11): The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 9 - METI Recommends Increasing the Number of Foreigners in Japan (8/11)

#51 (8/4): Family Issues and Japanese Social Policy: Part 3 - U.S.-Japan Social Policy Comparisons


[July 2003]

#50 (7/29): Japanese Public Opinion on the Second Iraq War: Part 5 - Postwar Opinions about the Iraq Conflict

#49 (7/24): Japanese Public Opinion on the Second Iraq War: Part Four - Opinions about Dispatching Japanese Troops to Postwar Iraq

#48 (7/14): Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 5 - Gender Bias in the Parental Allocation of Financial Resources for Education (7/14)

#47 (7/7): Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 4 - The Changing Nature of the University-Prospective Student Relationship

#46 (7/1): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 4 - Anorexia and other Teenage Eating Disorders on the Rise


[June 2003]

#45 (6/25): Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 3 - How Gender Imbalances in Education Impede Women in the Workplace

#44 (6/23): International Marriages in Japan: Part 5 - Grounds for Divorce and Legal Considerations

#43 (6/17): Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 2 - The Development of the Two-year Women's Junior College System

#42 (6/17): Gender Equality in Japanese Education: Part 1 - Male and Female Participation Rates in Higher Education

#41 (6/11): Family Trends in 2003: Part 3 - Population Data Shows Declining Birthrates, Fewer Marriages and More Divorces

#40 (6/4): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 3 - Increasing Unemployment and Poor Work Opportunities


[May 2003]

#39 (5/26): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 2 - "Parasite Singles" in Europe and Japan

#38 (5/26): Youth Trends in Japan: Part 1 - "Parasite Singles" in the International Context

#37 (5/19): New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 2 - The Impact of the Aum Shinrikyo Cult on Dealing with Other Japanese Cults

#36 (5/12): New Religious Cults in Japan: Part 1 - Pana Wave Laboratory Cult Claims Japan's Fate is Sealed

#35 (5/6): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 5 - Japan's Women Mayors


[April 2003]

#34 (4/28): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 4 - Female Governors Advance

#33 (4/21): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 3 - Women Candidates Make Gains in the 2003 Unified Local Elections

#32 (4/10): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 2 - More Women Candidates Fight April 2003 Local Elections

#31 (4/4): Women in Japanese Politics: Part 1 - Too Few Women in Japanese Politics


[March 2003]

#30 (3/24): Family Trends: - Part 2 Poor Families Suffer as the Japanese Economy Continues to Deteriorate

#29 (3/5): Japanese Anti-War Sentiment Reaches New Heights


[February 2003]

#28 (2/24): Japanese Anti-War Sentiment on Iraq in Accord with Global Opinion

#27 (2/10): Suicide in Japan: Part 1 - The Suicide Crisis amongst Middle-Aged Men

#26 (2/6): Family Trends in 2003: Part 1 - Declining Birthrates, Fewer Marriages, More Divorces


[January 2003]

#25 (1/28): The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 8 - Population Scenarios and Economic Consequences

#24 (1/23): Swiss Citizenship Laws and Multinationals Offer Poor Models for Japan

#23 (1/15): The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 7 - Debating the Influence of Immigration on the Birthrate

#22 (1/6): The Declining Birthrate in Japan: Part 6 - A Role for Returnee Emigrants

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