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, and publish those as well as W-WAN's original articles on this page.

2018.07.13 Fri

2018.04.01 Sun 正当我盯着电视新闻看时,画面中出现一位T女士,她的5位亲人在冲绳战役中丧生。主播播报的时候说道:“这位女士的母亲“身为女人家一手拉拔”T女士长大成人。” 这句话经常用来形容经历了与丈夫生离或死别的女性,独自一人养育儿女,扶养儿女长大成人。说是常套句也不为过。这宛如是一句称赞女性的话,形容她们含辛茹苦养育子女长大成人非常了不起。很类似于“一介弱女子”这样的说法。 我还搜寻了一下新闻报导。 一位母亲一手拉拔6位子女长大成人…每日新闻3月19日 与两位姐姐都是由母亲敏子一手拉拔长大。朝日新闻1月9日 等等之类的,马上就找到这些。失去丈夫的女性独自扶养6名子女并非一件普通的事情。想必是尝尽无数辛苦与泪水。能够完成这项任务的母亲真是了不起。再怎么夸都不嫌多。 但是,等一等。这是在赞美吗?这句话真的是在赞美女性吗?我们试着比较以下这两句话。 A:MIDORI女士的先生很早就过世了,她一面工作赚钱一面拉拔2个孩子长大

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Labels: What's New a-中文簡体字

2018.06.30 Sat

My friend called M, who suffered from brain infarction, has been certified as requiring “Long-term Care Level 2,” and now is living with her oldest daughter, utilizing various care services from home. She has three grandchildren, who are university students --- one boy and two girls. They sometimes help M go to day care. M’s daughter always gives her a pep talk, encouraging her to walk more in order to stay healthy and avoid becoming bedridden.

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Labels: Essays

2018.06.18 Mon

I have a problem with my husband. We have been married for seven years. Since we first met, he has decided on every issue and I’ve felt quite uncomfortable about his behavior. After a while, he began to criticize my house chores and has tried to scold me after/when I couldn’t finish the 50 house chore items made by him. I was frightened. Some weekends, he “preaches” me all night. Finally I became sick which made me leave my part-time job. The con

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Labels: Online Counseling

2018.06.12 Tue

James Baldwin(1924-1987)― what a nostalgic name! This name gives me pain because I remember the time when I read his novel Giovanni’s Room as a young girl. I am not your negro is based upon Baldwin’s uncompleted book Remember this House, which he started writing in 1979. The director Raul Peck traced Baldwin’ activities by collecting all kinds of data about him ― interviews, essays, lectures, TV talks ― and made this documentary film in 2016. R

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2018.05.31 Thu

Report by Yayo OKANO 2018.05.08 Tue On May 7, about 80 female and male protesters gathered in Kyoto to raise their voice against the remarks by Taro ASO, the Japanese Finance Minister, on sexual harassment. Mr. Aso said "There's no such thing as 'sexual harassment charge' in Japan” when asked about public criticism against a case of sexual harassment allegedly committed by the ministry's top bureaucrat. The minister's comment drew harsh criticis

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2018.05.12 Sat

(1) Can the Prime Minister speak for his wife, who is involved in the Moritomo scandal? (2) Can the Finance Minister decide that his vice minister's sexual harassment is not serious enough to be punished? (3) Is the sumo-ring so sacred traditionally that it should be cleansed of women? (4) Can't marriage be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes in the case of Princess Mako?(3) Sumo is a Japanese one-on-one fighting sport, usually known a

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Labels: W-WAN's Original Articles

2018.05.06 Sun

‘Toward a Comparative History of War and Sexual Violence’Edited by Ueno Chizuko, Araragi Shinzo, and Hirai Kazuko ‘Toward a Comparative History of War and Sexual Violence’ (published February 2018 by Iwanami Shoten) Program Date and time: 2018/05/13 (Sunday) 13:00 - 18:00 Hosts: Araragi Shinzo and Sato Fumika 13:00 Greeting by the representative editor Ueno Chizuko 13:10 Part 1 Comments: How to read ‘Toward a Comparative History of War and S

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Labels: Event Information

2018.04.25 Wed

Lamentable Level of Awareness of Women's Issues in Japan: (1) Can the Prime Minister speak for his wife, who is involved in the Moritomo scandal? (2) Can the Finance Minister decide that his vice minister's sexual harassment is not serious enough to be punished? (3) Is the sumo-ring so sacred traditionally that it should be cleansed of women? (4) Can't marriage be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes in the case of Princess Mako? (2)

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2018.04.19 Thu

Lamentable Level of Women's Issues Awareness in Japan: (1) Can the Prime Minister speak for his wife, who is involved in the Moritomo scandal? (2) Can the Finance Minister decide that his vice minister's sexual harassment is not serious enough to be punished? (3) Is the sumo-ring so sacred traditionally that it should be cleansed of women? (4) Can't marriage be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes in the case of Princess Mako?(1) Can th

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2018.03.29 Thu

NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVO Labrys, etudes féministes/ estudos feministas number 31 is now online: www.labrys.net.br. Labrys, études féministes/ estudos feministas, numéro 31 en ligne: www.labrys.net.br Labrys, études féministes/ estudos feministas, número 31 já está online: www.labrys.net.br ENJOY IT! Bonne Lecture / Boa leitura! Tania navarro swain, PhD -Editor/éditeure/editora email: anahita@labrys.net.br

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2018.03.16 Fri

By Orie Endo This article was in The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, February 22nd, on page 7 of the Tokyo edition. The headline reads: College Enrollment Will Drop by 120 Thousand by 2040. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has announced that, although college enrollment rates will grow by 2040, the number of students is projected to decline by 20% because the entire 18-year-old population will shrink. The

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Labels: Essays

2018.03.11 Sun

Here are some photos from Women's March Tokyo, held on International Women's Day on March 8th. Mari Nagano, who is leading the volunteer staff team of WAN's Ueno Seminar, joined the event for the first time and took many photos.

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2018.03.01 Thu

QUESTION FROM READER・・・・・   I am a housewife in my 50s and have a son and a daughter who are already married with their own children. Recently I have been feeling uncomfortable because my son seems to be taken by his wife’s family. My son with children visit me only in summer vacations and New Year Days. He goes abroad often for business. During that time, his wife returns to her parents’ home. The wife has a married sister living nearby. It lo

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2018.02.28 Wed

(March 8th) Women's March Tokyo 2018 [Reprint] http://jp.ajwrc.org/2928 "Women's March Tokyo" will be held on International Women's Day on March 8th, 2018! Let’s all walk together in the city of Tokyo! About one year ago, as Mr. Donald Trump became President of the United States. His disrespect for women has aroused criticism, and many women around the world have stood up saying, “we can’t stay silent.” These women raising their voices care

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Labels: Event Information Organizations

2018.01.24 Wed

Happy New Year! As usual, I’m wearing Japanese kimono for the annual New Year cosplay. Last year, we held a general meeting in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Its theme was “Making Society Starting from Private Things.” The idea to hold this symposium started from It’s Time to Talk about Social Activism, a book written and edited by Ms. Yuko Tanaka, president of Hosei University. The symposium discussed how we take the first step, instead of just complainin

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Labels: Commemoration

2017.12.31 Sun

In December, 2017, a man was arrested on a charge of quasi-sexual assault, for kissing a sleeping woman on the train in Osaka. Yes, many of us have an experiece of falling asleep on the train. If a stranger kissed you while you were sleeping? It would be such an indecent and disgusting act. This incident reminded me of the fairy tales of a sleeping beauty such as Snow White or Little Briar Rose, who awakened by the kiss of a prince. So I tweeted

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Labels: Essays

2017.12.19 Tue

 On Saturday, July 22, 2017, a lecture presentation by Chizuko Ueno was held in the city of Niigata, entitled “The Future Path of Women’s Lives – Neoliberal Reform and Gender –“. This was held commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Niigata Branch of the Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) of which I am the branch chief. JAUW, founded in Tokyo soon after the Second World War, has since worked for advancement of Japanese women stri

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2017.11.28 Tue

The 34th Ueno Seminar of WAN December 21, 2017 Musashino City, Tokyo, Japan Lecture Harassment at Workplace and Gender Moderator: Yuko Time & Day: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 Venue: Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Sky Gate Tower, Musashino Towers 1 Naka-machi, Musashino City, Tokyo, Japan (2 minute walk from North Exit of Mitaka Station, JR Chuo Line) Social Program: A BYOB or a potluck party is planned to be held from 8:00 p.

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Labels: Event Information Ueno Seminar

2017.10.25 Wed

The Asia Leadership Fellow Program is currently welcoming applications for next year’s Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP 2018). Initiated in 1996, ALFP is a joint program of the International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation that seeks to create a close, personal and professional network of public intellectuals in Asia, who share humanistic concerns about our fluid world and are dedicated to seeking out new paradigms through interactio

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2017.10.13 Fri

“Self Portrait: Birth in 47KM” Directed by ZHANG Mengqi —Neither Paean Nor Requiem But Just an Expressive Portrait of Life Last weekend, I went to Yamagata City to see documentary films during the YIDFF, a biennial film festival. This year its program was composed of International Competition, New Asian Currents, Africa Views, Perspectives Japan, and some other screenings focusing on specific themes. I don’t remember how many times I have attende

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