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.

2020.09.11 Fri

Translated by TAJIMA, Miho Ishiuchi Miyako and Ueno Chizuko, "The Story of Two Women: Miyako and Chihiro" Date: Saturday, November 30, 201915:00 - 16:30 Venue: Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo Ishiuchi Miyako (photographer) and Ueno Chizuko (sociologist) discuss what it means for women to work and live, focusing on the lifestyles of Fujikura Miyako (Ishiuchi's mother) and Iwasaki Chihiro. Click here for the event video (in Japanese) Moderator: Today,

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2020.08.14 Fri

Back in May this year, WAN’s Director Chizuko UENO received an invitation to become a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The following is the invitation letter. ____________ Dear Professor Ueno: On behalf of the Officers and members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, we are pleased to announce your election to the Academy and warmly welcome you as a new member. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and S

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2020.06.20 Sat

Willkommensnachricht von Chizuko Ueno Herzlichen Glückwunsch, und wilkommen an der N Koko Oberschule! Ihr werdet diese Beitrittszeremonie im Frühling des Coronavirus wohl nie vergessen. Aufgrund der Einschränkungen hielten viele Schulen davon ab, Beitritts- und Abschlusszeremonien zu halten, und manche Universitäten fingen damit an, Online Kurse anzubieten. Der Coronavirus hat den technologiebasierten Fernunterricht gefördert, doch die N Koko Ob

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Labels: Essays

2020.06.11 Thu

Welcome Message from Chizuko Ueno: Congratulations, and welcome to N Koko High School! You will never forget this entrance ceremony in the spring of the Covid-19. Due to the restrictions, many schools have refrained from holding graduation and entrance ceremonies, and some universities have begun to offer online courses. The Covid-19 crisis has been fostering technology-enhanced distance learning, but N High School is an online high school an

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2020.06.09 Tue

“Junko, deberías ayudar con las tareas domésticas, porque eres una chica”. “junko, no ncesitas estudiar mucho porque eres una chica”. Cuando era niña, siempre me decían: “...porque eres una chica”. Incluso ahora que soy una emleada, me dicen: “las empleadas deben servir té a todos los empleados cada mañana”. ¿Debemos mantener los roles socialmente construidos para las mujeres, desde nuestra infancia hasta la vejez? ¿Debería mantenerse la trad

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2020.06.09 Tue

Introducción La doctora Chizuko Ueno es una pionera en los estudios de género en Japón y actualmente es directora de la Red de Acción de Mujeres (Women's Action Network: WAN). El año pasado dio un discurso de felicitación en la ceremonia de matrícula de la Universidad de Tokyo, provocando un gran impacto a la sociedad japonesa. Así mismo, este año, la doctora Ueno dirigió palabras de felicitación a los 5,565 nuevos estudiantes de N Bachillerato d

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2020.04.08 Wed

This article is a brief introduction of a recently-published feminism-related book in Japan co-authored by our Director Chizuko UENO. She is Japan’s foremost pioneering scholar of feminism to whom women of later generations like myself owe much of the freedom we enjoy now. When I was a university student back in the 80s in Kyoto, Ueno was teaching sociology at a nearby tandai, a women’s two-year college. I remember that my high school female fr

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2020.01.12 Sun

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/world/asia/tokyo-university-women-japan.html

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2020.01.06 Mon

Chizuko Ueno appeared at a talk show of the 24th International Conference for Women in Business held in Tokyo on July 7th, 2019. It was the first time that Chizuko Ueno participated in a business conference. The International Conference for Women in Business is a conference held and chaired by the founder and CEO of ewoman, Inc., Kaori Sasaki to provide learning and networking opportunities for women business leaders. Themes of the conference ref

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2020.01.05 Sun

Even in this digital age in which many people send their New Year’s greetings through email or social media, nengajo, the New Year’s card, is still very popular. Since I was teaching at a university, New Year’s cards from my former students are especially delightful for me. From their messages and updates I can recall their faces immediately. In those New Year’s cards I find a good number of ones with some strange name of a man written as the s

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2020.01.01 Wed

Happy New Year! This is Chizuko Ueno, Director of WAN. Last year, I went viral with this [speech at the University of Tokyo]! So I got great media exposure, and thanks to that, WAN became widely known. Last year was our 10th anniversary. We held a symposium, “Active Feminism Again – Changing Society with Our Anger.” We went back to where we’d started. When WAN was born, there was a massive backlash against feminism. But after 10 years, thin

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2019.12.28 Sat

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu ihrem Eintritt in die Universität Tokio. Sie sind hier, weil Sie eine harte Konkurrenz an Aufnahmeprüfungen geschafft haben. Die aktuelle Realität der Studentinnen Sie haben wahrscheinlich keinen Zweifel daran, dass die von Ihnen abgenommene Aufnahmeprüfung auf faire Weise durchgeführt wurde. Letztes Jahr wurde jedoch bekannt, dass die Tokio Medical University die Zulassungsverfahren manipuliert hat und weibliche und

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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 ドイツ語 (Alemán):https://wan.or.jp/article/show/8712 Introducciones La Dra. Ueno Chizuko es una pionera en la investigación de género (estudios femeninos) en

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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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