Sunday, October 2, 2022
The pandemic has pushed women even further to the margins in Japan, exposing the systemic discrimination, as well as the lack of appropriate public services, especially for struggling women.
Gloria Onyekweli came to Japan just before Christmas in 2006, claiming asylum from her native Nigeria. She left her homeland after she said her fiancé, a political activist caught up in the Biafran separatist movement, was killed by the...
In response to the prolonged stress that the pandemic has placed on women, a group of lawyers, union organizers and other professionals such as nurses and psychiatric counselors, all themselves women,  offered a free consultation session in Tokyo on...
The media has covered the struggles of Japanese restaurants, bars and other service industries since the Covid-19 pandemic began in early 2020, but what about sex workers? Thousands of women in Japan who work in call-out services called “delivery...
Long before the culture of the Ainu people took root in the lands of northern Japan during the 12th-13th century, tiny deities known as korpokkur who lived inside pits underneath butterbur plant leaves would emerge in times of difficulty...
Ryota Kuriyama couldn’t care less about winning or losing, let alone athletic competition. But he does believe in fair play, in recognizing effort, in people. However, the blind musician and acupuncture instructor from Yokohama City came to understand the...
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