Taking it off the battlefield

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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...

Safe at Last

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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...

​Tackling women’s under-representation in politics & business: Mari Miura

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Mari Miura knows all about the gender equality situation in Japan, especially as it relates to parity in politics.  In her capacity as professor of...

Learning from experience​

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Japan's retirees offer solution to labor shortage conundrum For Eiji and Kumiko Ishikawa, the working day starts as early as 5 a.m. Having loaded the...

Japan’s women continue to suffer at hands of domestic violence

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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...

Japan’s media industry and the #MeToo movement

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Japan's #MeToo movement was sparked by a television reporter who said she was sexually harassed by the country’s highest-ranking finance ministry official. “Can I touch...