First Women Interactive Maps: East Asia

The Appointment of the First Woman to High Courts

Drag the cursor across the screen to learn which decade the first woman was appointed to a high court in a country. If there is missing information or if the high court has not had a woman justice (as of the end of 2020), the country is in white.

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First Women High Court Justices

  • China: Ma Yuan
  • Japan: Hisako Takahashi
  • South Korea: Jeon Hyo-Sook (Constitutional Court), Kim Young-Ran (Highest Appellate Court)
  • Taiwan: 張金蘭 [Chang Chin-Lan or Zhang Jinlan] (both Constitutional Court and Highest Appellate Court)