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Women: missing (but) in action in Japanese politics
Is Japan’s first female prime minister already in parliament or is she yet to be elected? The less optimistic among us wonder if she is yet to be born?
The racialised and gendered online abuse of activists in Japan
While human rights activists take advantage of social media, so do their opponents with xenophobic, racist, and sexist tropes.
‘queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media’ by Claire Maree
What linguistic anthropologist Miyako Inoue did for Japanese women’s language, Maree has done for onē-kotoba and onē-kyara—the language of queerqueen personalities.
Transnational civil society in Asia
WEBINAR: Transnational interactions among civil society actors in Asia are helping to strengthen common democratic values.
Suicide, under-employment and poverty: the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in Japan
The socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 have been significant in Japan and have particularly affected the lives of women.