Friday, September 24, 2021
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...
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Born in Vietnam, Yuki Takayama overcame her own struggles as a refugee in Japan and now spends her life helping others.  In a still largely homogenous country, Japan is home to about 412,000 Vietnamese, the third largest ethnic group behind...
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National campaign seeks to end violence against women  There’s an almost dispassionate matter-of-factness in the way Risa Tanaka describes how she was tortured by her husband.  One of the methods he favored, she says, was to act as a police...
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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...
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When C.I. Desert landed at the Narita International Airport in 2018, he stepped into a new life. Young, educated, and multilingual, he fled home, family and a teaching career in Cameroon, which was rife with civil unrest. The reason for choosing Japan, he says, was simple: “In 2018, if you typed ‘10 safest countries in the world,’ you saw Japan.”
A Tunisian woman’s journey to freedom and the right to be herself in Japan It was on a basketball court that Nahed* finally knew she was safe.  “A few days after coming to Japan, I wanted to play basketball,” she says....

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