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.

2019.06.27 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 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 조사를 한 결과 여학생은 남학생보다 입학하기 어렵다는 점, 즉 남학생의 의대 합

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2019.04.24 Wed

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 probably have no doubt that the entrance examination you took was administered in a fair manner. If it had been done in an unfair way, you would be furious. However, last year, it was revealed that Tokyo Medical University manipulated the admissions processes and

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2019.04.23 Tue

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。东窗事发的东京医科大学为1.29倍,最高的顺天堂大学为1.67倍,昭和大学、日本大学、庆应大学等私立大学也位居前列。合格率的男女之比低于1.0,换言之,女生比较容易考取的是鸟取大学、岛根大学、德岛大学、弘前大学等偏远地区国立大学的医学院。而东京大学的理科三类 为1.03,虽低于平均值却高于1.0,我们该如何解读这一数值呢?统计是非常重要的,没有数据,我们便无法开展研究。 女生比男生更难合格是因为男生的成绩比较好吗?文部科学省的负责人在公布全国医

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2019.04.23 Tue

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,而名列前茅的還有昭和大、日本大、慶應等私校。低於1.0,也就是女學生比較容易入學的有鳥取大、島根大、德島大、弘前大等非首都圈的國立大學醫學部。而東京大學理科3類則是1.03,低於平均但比1.0高,這個數字應該怎麼解讀呢?統計很重要,根據統計數字,觀察結果才能成立。 女學生比男學生難以在入學考中合格,是因為男考生的成績比較好嗎?公布這份全國醫學部調查結果的文科省負責人員,作了以下的評論:「沒有發現其他男性成績較優秀的學部、學科,不論理工科或

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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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2018.12.02 Sun

Notable Points and Historical Limitations of Itsukaichi KempoThe Itsukaichi Kempo was drafted in 1881, eight years before the Constitution of the Great Empire of Japan, the Meiji Constitution, was promulgated, and is so named after the local village where its existence was discovered in 1968. Ever since, the draft has been highly regarded in the following aspects: First of all, it attached importance to the rights of Japanese nationals, instead o

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2018.12.01 Sat

This year marks the 50th anniversary of "1968," which stands for student power, riots, rebels, anti-Vietnam war movements, cultural revolution, and so on. As a matter of fact, in 1968 Japan was in the midst of high economic growth. It was also the 100th year since the Meiji Restoration, which marked the end of the Edo period ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate and a restoration of the imperial rule under Emperor Meiji. The government of Japan, then h

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2018.10.31 Wed

Refreshing and pure, yet subtly moving -- such an emotional remark about scholarly work is not appropriate, I know. But this is my honest impression after reading. The theme of the book is Woman-Ribu (Women’s Liberation or second-wave feminism) at the beginning of the 1970’s. According to the afterword, the author was born in 1985. Not a Ribu-daughter but rather a Ribu-granddaughter to my generation. This book is a celebration of the birth of a

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2018.10.20 Sat

JAPANESE-GERMAN CENTER BERLIN [JDZB] KEIZAI KOHO CENTER [KKC] FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION [FES] Supported by GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR JAPANESE STUDIES [DIJ] TENTATIVE PROGRAMME for the symposium Work style reform – how will home, company and society shine more and how can gender equality (alternatively: equal opportunities for men and women) contribute? Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo Languages: English and Japanese 14:00 h Ope

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2018.10.15 Mon

In addition to Tokyo Medical University, other schools also have a quota for restricting the proportion of female students. Since 2011, Tokyo Medical University allegedly manipulated the scores of entrance examinations so as to keep the ratio of female students below 30%. The girls’ written examination scores were reduced. This injustice was revealed this past summer and has been widely talked about. However it appears that such cases were not li

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2018.10.01 Mon

Title "Why People Abandoned Their Own Babies: The Truth of a Baby Hatch" Author NHK reporters Date May, 2018 Publisher NHK PublishingIt has been a decade since a baby hatch or the Konotori-no-yurikago (Cradle of Storks) was set up in Jikei Hospital in the city of Kumamoto in 2007. 130 babies were left there over a 10-year period. This book, entitled “Why People Abandoned Their Own Babies: The Truth of a Baby Hatch," was written by NHK reporter

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