chapter  8
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The Seibu case: changing company practice

This chapter first examines the pre-EEO Law situation at Seibu, looking at the company’s policy orientation on women after the mid-1970s and gives an account and evaluation of the new policies and practices introduced. The chapter then moves on to examine whether and how the EEO Law has had an impact on Seibu’s policy on women. The main objective is to see how much further Seibu has progressed in promoting equal opportunities since the law was introduced.