Friday, September 24, 2021
Labour Union fights for change for Japanese Public Health Care Workers Sachie Akasugi (not her real name) is beyond exhausted. A worker at a public health center in Osaka, Akasugi and her colleagues are part of Japan’s first line of...
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.”
Vulnerable young gay men lured into "legal" Tokyo sex industry At a glance, First Dash is just a regular Tokyo bar. Customers laugh and drink, their animated chatter competing with the monotonous beat of techno thumping through speakers hovering somewhere...
Aid worker Nahoko Takato continues her life work breaking cycles of violence There is little that Nahoko Takato has not seen or experienced. Seeking a change from her work operating a karaoke bar in her hometown of Chitose, Hokkaido, she left...
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....
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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