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How Japanese Women Saved Shinto
April 08, 2021

How Japanese Women Saved Shinto

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
A Shinto priest explains the ancient Japanese religion – and the crucial, often forgotten role women played in keeping it alive after World War II.

Tokyo Olympic Chief Mori Resigned, But His Sexist Remarks Still Rankle
February 16, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Chief Mori Resigned, But His Sexist Remarks Still Rankle

By Thisanka Siripala
For many, Mori’s derogatory remarks toward women were the final straw in growing distrust behind the delayed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan’s New Gender Equality Policy Takes a Step Back
December 31, 2020

Japan’s New Gender Equality Policy Takes a Step Back

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s law requiring married couples to use the same surname has come under the spotlight as a significant obstacle to women’s empowerment.

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential
September 17, 2020

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential

By Nick Stores
A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.

Japan Domestic Violence Fears Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
April 21, 2020

Japan Domestic Violence Fears Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Thisanka Siripala
As stay-at-home appeals start to take effect in Japan, alarms have been raised over a growing worldwide trend in domestic abuse cases.

Japanese Students Call out Universities Over Lagging Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes
August 22, 2019

Japanese Students Call out Universities Over Lagging Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes

By Thisanka Siripala
Students ramp up pressure on universities to address sexual violence during job hunting.

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019

Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
June 24, 2019

Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels

By Thisanka Siripala
A controversy surrounding women being forced to wear high heels at work has exploded into a new #KuToo protest movement.

Protesters in Japan Rally After Accused Rapist Found Innocent by Criminal Court
April 25, 2019

Protesters in Japan Rally After Accused Rapist Found Innocent by Criminal Court

By Thisanka Siripala
Protesters blame Japan’s penal code after a court acquits a father of raping his daughter based on the victim’s lack of physical resistance.

Japan’s Domestic Violence Cases Reach All-Time High
April 15, 2019

Japan’s Domestic Violence Cases Reach All-Time High

By Thisanka Siripala
After years of community pressure to raise awareness, abuse victims are speaking out in record numbers.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.
Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits
May 25, 2018

Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits

By Thisanka Siripala
The dark postwar population policy, modeled after Nazi Germany’s eugenics, resulted in systemic human rights abuses.

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