Introduction: An Attempt to Integrate Gender and Development Issues of Japan and Developing Countries

  • Mayumi Murayama
Part of the IDE-JETRO Series book series (IDE)

Abstract

This book is the outcome of a research project conducted at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) between 2002 and 2004. Each contributor had different interests and motives for joining the project. However, we all shared a common goal: to review the issues of gender and development with two fields of research in mind: Japan and developing countries.1 On the basis of this approach, we adopted two objectives: first, to draw some implications from Japanese past and present experiences applicable to gender and development problems in today’s developing countries, and second to reflect on the situations of gender and development in Japan from examining the experiences of developing countries. Thus the two objectives have had opposite orientations, assigning different weights to Japan and the developing countries. Through both approaches, however, we have sought new insights for issues of gender and development.

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