Date of Birth and Death
May 15, 1893 - February 11, 1981
Birthplace (modern name)
Occupation, Status
Social Activist , Politician


After graduating from the Aichi Joshi Shihan Gakko in 1913, she worked as an elementary school teacher and a journalist of the Nagoya Shimbun newspaper company before coming up to Tokyo in 1918. She founded the Shin Fujin Kyokai (New Woman's Association)together with Raicho Hiratsuka in 1919 and organized movement to reform the 5th provision of the Peace Police Law. She went to the United States to study women's issues in 1921. After returning to Japan in 1924, she was employed as a staff of ILO-Tokyo. She formed the Fujin Sanseiken Kakutokukisei Domeikai (Women's Suffrage League) the same year and played a central role in the Women's Suffrage Movement. After the war, she formed the Shin Nihon Fujin Domei (New Japan Women's Union). After the release from the purge, she served as a member of the House of Councillor s between 1953 and 1971. She was defeated in the election in 1971, but she came back as a member of the House of Councillor in 1974. She belonged to the Dai-Niin Kurabu in the House of Councillor andmade efforts to clean up of the political world as well to improve the status and rights of women.


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  • Portrait of ICHIKAWA Fusae1
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