Worldwide WAN

The Worldwide WAN (W-WAN) introduces activities of Women's Action Network (WAN) and feminist movements, etc. inside and outside of Japan. We translate selected articles in the main WAN website from Japanese into English as well as other international languages including Chinese and Korean. We also publish W-WAN's original articles on this page.

2019.11.01 Fri

This article was originally published in the July 2019 edition of Fukuin to Sekai [The World and the Gospel], a Japanese Christian journal, as part of a counteraction against transphobia on the Japanese Internet. This counteraction, which a group of scholars on gender/sexuality have been organizing since 2018, has so far included publishing a series of anti-transphobic articles, a hashtag campaign, and issuing an anti-transphobia statement consig

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2019.11.01 Fri

Original Japanese version published: 25th April 2019 English translation published: 1th November 2019 1. Summary We proudly present our statement "Feminists and scholars of gender and sexuality oppose discrimination and exclusion of trans women". The statement received 2,715 validated signatures. Although we initially targeted potential signatories who work in education and research, we decided to invite a broader range of co-signers to allow m

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2019.09.07 Sat

Autoras: Setsuko Thurlow y Yumi Kanazaki Editor: Iwanami Shoten Precio: 1,800 yenes (más impuestos) Kiyomi Kawano “Hikari ni mukatte hatte ike -Kaku naki sekai wo oimotomete (Arrástrate hacia la Luz – Persiguiendo un mundo sin armas nucleares)”, es la autobiografía de Setsuko Thurlow, quien dio su discurso durante la ceremonia del Premio Nobel de la Paz, en diciembre de 2017, como representante de una de las hibakusha (sobrevivientes de la bomb

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2019.08.24 Sat

In summer 2019, Women's Action Network received a pleasant offer of donation from Menaka Maruthainar, an organizer of a high school Japanese culture study group in the U.K. Unfortunately at this point, WAN does not accept payment by Pay-Pal or credit card from overseas, so we politely declined the kind offer. However, Worldwide WAN asked her to write about their activities. -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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2019.08.24 Sat

Kyodo News published an English-language article entitled "Feminist scholar calls Japan's gender problem "human disaster." in June, 2019. Here's the link. https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/06/5fbad0a24182-feature-feminist-scholar-calls-japans-gender-problem-human-disaster.html

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2019.08.24 Sat

Authors: Setsuko Thurlow, Yumi Kanazaki Publisher: Iwanami Shoten Price: 1,800 yen (plus tax) By Kiyomi KAWANO Hikari ni mukatte hatte ike—Kaku naki sekai wo oimotomete (Crawl toward the Light—Pursuing a World without Nuclear Weapons) is an autobiography of a hibakusha, Setsuko Thurlow, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who represented the ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) at the award ceremony in December 2017, whose brave f

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2019.06.27 Thu

日本語 (Japoneses): https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8334 English (Inglés) : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8348 中文繁体字 (Chino tradicional) : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8347 中文簡体字 (Chino simplificado) : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8345 한국어 (Coreano):https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8366 Introducciones La Dra. Ueno Chizuko es una pionera en la investigación de género (estudios femeninos) en Japón. Como director de Women's Action Network (WA

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2019.06.24 Mon

Finland presented a special recognition to individuals and groups around the world who are committed to advance equality, as a part of the country's Hän Campaign (Equality Campaign). Chizuko Ueno, Chief Director of Women's Action Network, was one of the first recipients. Here is the full text of her acceptance speech delivered in English at a ceremony at the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo on June 17 Monday, ”It is my great honor to receive a letter of

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2019.06.09 Sun

According to the Statement Protesting Discrimination and Exclusion against Trans Women, which was uploaded on the WAN site on February 26 as an emergency appeal, the issue of trans women’s entry into public space allocated for the female gender has provoked anxieties and objections- mainly on the internet- since 2018. The Statement was produced by a group of researchers of feminism and sociology staging a campaign to collect signatures for suppor

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2019.05.06 Mon

日本語: https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8334 動画:https://news.tbs.co.jp/sp/newseye/tbs_newseye3648203.htm English : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8348 中文繁体字 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8347 中文簡体字 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8345 Español: https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8438 여학생이 놓인 현실 여러분은 입시가 공정한 선발과정이라는 점을 의심하지 않으리라 생각합니다. 만약 불공정하다면 여러분은 화가 끓어오르겠지요. 그런데 작년 도쿄의과대에서 부정 입시가 발각되고서 여학생과 재수생을 차별했다는 사실이 밝혀졌습니다. 문부과학성이 전국 81개 의과대학, 의학부에 전수

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2019.04.24 Wed

Japanese : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8334 Simplified Chinese : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8345 Traditional Chinese : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8347 Korean:https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8366 Spanish: https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8438 Congratulations on your entrance to the University of Tokyo. You are here because you won a fierce competition of entrance examinations. The current reality of female students You

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2019.04.23 Tue

日本語 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8334 簡体字 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8345 English : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8348 한국어 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8366 Español: https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8438 恭喜大家入學。 你們都是從激烈的競爭中脫穎而出,今天才能來到這裡。 -女學生所處的現實 大家應該對於入學考試的公正性沒有任何疑慮,而如果發現當中有不公之處,會感到忿忿不平吧?然而,去年被踢爆的東京醫科大學入學考試黑箱事件中,就發現他們對女學生跟重考生的歧視。文科省針對全國81所醫科大學、醫學部實施了全面性的調查,發現女學生入學的難度之高,也就是相較女學生,男學生的平均合格率高達1.2倍。問題所在的東醫大是1.29倍,最高的是順天堂大的1.67倍,而名列前

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2019.04.23 Tue

日本語 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8334 English : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8348 繁体字 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8347 한국어 : https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8366 Español: https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8438 平成31年(2019年)东京大学本科新生开学典礼 致辞 恭喜大家考入东京大学。 你们是在激烈的竞争中脱颖而出才能来到这里的。 女生所处的现实 想必你们不曾怀疑过入学考试的公正性,倘若知晓,心中难免会忿忿不平吧。然而就在去年,东京医科大学入学考试的舞弊问题被揭发,女生和复读生遭受歧视的事实摆在我们眼前。日本文部科学省对全国的医科大学及综合大学的医学院(总计81处)悉数进行了调查,结果显示,男生合格率平均为女生合格率的1.2倍,反映出女生入学之艰难。东窗事发

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2019.02.26 Tue

By Sakura Uchikoshi On August 2, 2018, I held my breath at the news that Tokyo Medical University has deliberately been lowering entrance exam scores of female applicants in order to keep the number of female students below 30%. Not only Tokyo Medical University but Juntendo University, Kitasato University, and St. Mariannna University School of Medicine have, or are suspected of having, similar gender-discriminating scoring practices according

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2019.02.24 Sun

奈良女子大学 アジア・ジェンダー文化学研究センターでは、ジェンダー研究の推進とジェンダー公正を実現するために、個人およびグループでの研究に助成を行います。ぜひ応募ください。 詳細は以下のPDFファイルをごらんください。申請書は以下からダウンロードしてください。 In order to promote gender studies and realize gender equality, the Center for Gender and Women's Culture in Asia, Nara Women's University provides support for individual or group-implemented research and research meetings. See more at PDF. 2019年度研究助成申請書.docxApplicationForm.docx

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2019.02.22 Fri

일본에 계신 페미니스트와 여성운동단체 등에서 함께 해주시길 요청드리는 내용은 아래 2가지 입니다. 설명이 다소 길긴 하지만 한 번 읽어보시고 연대가 가능하실지 회신 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 제안 1. 유바리영화제에 항의하는 트위터 해시태그, 항의공문 보내기 등 : 영화제측 트위터 계정은 @yubarifanta 입니다. 참고로, 저희 단체가 지난 2월 8일에 트위터 상으로 유바리영화제 측에 문제제기할 때 사용했던 해시태그를 공유드립니다. 트위터로 먼저 문제제기를 하고 일본어 번역을 해서 2월 12일에 공문형식으로 다시 영화제측에 전달하였습니다. 2월 20일까지 영화제의 입장을 보내달라고 요구했는데 회신이 올지는 모르겠습니다. 김기덕 감독 영화가 개막작에서 취소되긴 어려울 것이라는 기사들이 많아서 긍정적인 상황은 아니고요. 그럼에도 불구하고 저희 단체 외에 일본에 계시는 여러 페

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2019.01.06 Sun

That’s Why I Wear Makeup --- Survey on Beauty Sense of Our Mates Written by Gekidan Mesuneko (Kashiwa Shobo, 24/10/2018) Buy this book (jump to an Amazon page)I was so excited and thrilled --- this book is written for me. First, I put a tag on the preface. It says “We, in the real world, had been shying away from wearing makeup or being dressed up, because we felt that meant meeting other people’s expectations.” but “Once we found out that m

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2019.01.01 Tue

Happy New Year! My name is Chizuko Ueno, the Chief Director of the Women's Action Network (WAN). Last year, I went to Mexico, my favorite country, for the first time in a long time. I got this scarf there. It’s so Mexican it makes me feel like I am Frida Kahlo. During the general meeting last year, two of our directors resigned; Yoshiko Kusunose and Miho Ogino had been serving as directors since the founding of the WAN. Our sincere gratitude

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2018.12.18 Tue

The following link goes to an interview with Keiko Ochiai by Kiyomi Kawano. In this interview that provides insight into Ochiai’s works, Kawano asks Ochiai about the novel I Don’t Want to Play in Your Yard, Ochiai’s childhood, career, and feminism. I don't want to play in your yard by Keiko OchiaiPlease apply for your user registration of WAN so that you can post your reviews and /or comments of the book and interview here. https://wan.or.jp/re

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2018.12.18 Tue

The following link goes to a translation of Keiko Ochiai’s novel I don’t Want to Play in Your Yard (133-page PDF file). Keiko Ochiai, seventy four, is a well-known novelist and activist, many of whose works deal with feminism issues in Japan. I don’t Want to Play in Your Yard, published in 1992, is a fictionalized memoir of the author who was an illegitimate daughter. The heart-wrenching story deals with how she came to accept and love her mother

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