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.

2014.03.31 Mon

Category: Forum onLabor,Social Policy,and Gender “To Make a Square Society Round through Triangle Rakugo,Part2,” aRakugo (storytelling) Oral Presentation and Workshop was organizedbyNPO Participation Planet onFebruary 27, 2014. Senkin Tei Ataisenkin talked about the “gender equality”through fun and easy-to-understand form of storytelling known as Rakugo at Tsunagaretto NAGOYA, making this the second time that a Rakugo Oral Presentation and Wor

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2014.03.23 Sun

Book Review Life Counseling on Every Issue for Senior Living Alone Written by Keiko HiguchiPublished in January 2014 by Shufunotomo http://wan.or.jp/book/?p=7688 Book Review Pro-choice Society: Current Trends in Prenatal ScreeningWritten by Ritsuko Sakai Published in December 2013 by NHK Publishinghttp://wan.or.jp/book/?p=7707 Art A Play Entitled “A Community Story: Caregiver and Caregiving”Venue: Setagaya Public Theater / Theater TramDates:

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2014.03.15 Sat

A reporter from the political desk in the Asahi Shinbun interviewed me about “the utilization of women” by the Abe administration. Maybe it was my first interview with a political desk. Most of the comments in the articles on “the utilization of women” are made by female managers or entrepreneurs. This issue influences these women directly. I just wondered why they don’t ask female part-time workers and temporary workers. So I asked the rep

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2014.02.27 Thu

“ECCE HOMO — Essay on Men”Written by Mari Yamazaki(Bungei Shunju, 18/12/2013)Buy this book (jump to an Amazon page)“THERMAE ROMAE “ is a blockbuster Japanese comic series which connects Ancient Rome and contemporary Japan through bathing culture.Mari Yamazaki, author of the series, talks in depth about cool guys of all ages and cultures and their extraordinary skills and fertile visions, from Hadrian and Raphael to Kobo Abe and Steve Jobs. All of

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2014.02.27 Thu

Normal 0 0 1 528 3014 (株)アルク 25 6 3701 11.1539 0 10 pt 0 2 $([{£¥‘“〈《「『【〔$([{「¥ !%),.:;?]}¢°’”‰′″℃、。々〉》」』】〕゛゜ゝゞ・ヽヾ!%),.:;?]}。」、・゙゚ The Little Mermaid Was Dressed in Men’s Clothing!“The 19th Century for Girls – From the Little Mermaid to Alice in Wonderland”Written by Akiko Waki(Iwanami Shoten, 20/12/2013)Buy this book (jump to an Amazon page)I was amazed to learn that the Little Mermaid

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2014.02.02 Sun

A person’s life has a distinct story. As the personal life belongs only to that person, at the same time, we can see the deep in-rooted history and the broad world.Listening to a radio program Rajio Shinyabin(Midnight Radio Letter) which introduced the topic of “Story about Moms”, I was driven by desire to read the book “Hyakunen Mae no Shoujo (A Girl’s Life of One Hundred Years)” (Kodansha) written by Yumi Funabiki,The book is a story about a gi

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2014.01.28 Tue

“The Second Lecture of Film Screening and Lecture on Domestic Violence” Reported by Keiko KawaguchiOn Tuesday, December 17th, “The Second Lecture of Film Screeningand Lecture on Domestic Violence” sponsored by Pandora Inc. was held at Shibuya Uplink. First of all, the documentary film based on the testimony of DV victims in the United States titled, Defending Our Lives (1993 production) was shown. It is a rare piece of film depicting the point of

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2013.12.31 Tue

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2013.12.30 Mon

The Worldwide Women’s Action Network (W-WAN) is a sub-group of the Women’s Action Network (WAN) based out of Japan. W-WAN’s mission is to introduce activities and activism by and for women in Japan through an English platform. We also offer translations of articles published on the WAN website.W-WAN project launched in the summer of 2010, under the direction of WAN’s Director Chizuko Ueno and Shin Yamaaki (the first chief of W-WAN). Its purpose w

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2013.12.30 Mon

ABOUT THE COUNSELOR KIYOMI KAWANO The orientation of this online counseling is based upon the idea and the practice of feminist therapy counseling that launched early 1970s. It has grown together with feminist movement.At that time, there were many feminist psychiatrists, including Dr. Judith Herman as well as psychologists such as Dr. Phyllis Chesler, all of whom had inevitably engaged in the movement from the beginning. They got together and di

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2013.11.30 Sat

Photo by Ryuichi HirokawaThe 2014 Calendar for Children in Chernobyl and Fukushima (28th Anniversary) consists of pictures of children in Chernobyl and Fukushima who are spending time at sanatoriums. The following photo for the month of March shows children from Fukushima who are playing energetically with their hands and feet in the sand without caring about radiation. Some of them were born after March 11, so it is

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2013.11.24 Sun

Essay“Being Invited to Parlament der Generationen by Germany’s Ministry of Education and Science”Written by FUCHS, Marikohttp://wan.or.jp/reading/?p=12711Book Review Social History of Sanitary Goods: From Taboo to Major BusinessAuthored by TANAKA HikaruPublished by Miminerva Shobo (August 25, 2013)http://wan.or.jp/book/?p=7313Activity Report for Preventing Cognitive Impairment No.5“Responding to the Needs of Highly-aging Society: Ten Year History

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2013.11.01 Fri

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2013.09.26 Thu

On the occasion of the visit of Ms. Annemarie Jorritsma, Former Vice-Prime Minister of the Netherlands and current Mayor of Almere, we have the honour to invite you to the following seminar. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Political Section Women in Public Office – Showing the Way to a Better Work-Life Balance? A seminar on the promotion of gender equality Of all OECD member countries Japan scores worst in almost all categories c

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2013.09.26 Thu

5th Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2013 Winter“Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”January 12 ~ 26, 2014Ewha Womans UniversitySeoul, South KoreaApplication Submission: September 30 ~ October 13, 2013 EGEP is a two-week residential educational program that takes place twice a year (summer and winter) offered by Ewha Womans University. According the MOU between Ewha Womans University and UN Women, this program aims to promote education

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2013.09.18 Wed

Film Screening Leonie and The Director's talkEvent Title: Film Screening Leonie and The Director's TalkEvent URL: Film Screening Leonie and The Director's TalkOrganizer: The Group of watching Leonie in Osaka / Osaka Gender Equality FoundationOrganizer's URL: http://www.ogef.jp/Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013Time: 10:30-16:30Venue: Dawn Center (Osaka Prefectural Center for Youth and Gender Equality) HallVenue URL: http://www.dawncenter.or.jp/shis

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2013.08.31 Sat

Kaori Sakagami(Documentary Film Director) Stories move from the shadows to the limelight. And though the stage too often presents the drama of our powerlessness, the shadows offer the secret of our power.

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2013.08.12 Mon

Queering Friendship:Takemura Kazuko: Feminism and Queer Theory in a Global ContextJ. Keith VincentBoston University (A Talk Presented at “Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Japanese Feminism”, Emory University, April 20, 2013)Takemura Kazuko was a key figure at the intersection of feminist and queer thought in Japan from the 1990s until her death in 2011, at the age of 57. She was well known as a queer feminist scholar of English and American l

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2013.06.27 Thu

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2013.06.26 Wed

To honor the memory of the late Kazuko Takemura, a feminist famous for her activism as well as introducing theorists such as Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Gayatri Chaktravorty Spivak and Trinh T. Minh-ha to Japan, WAN is posting a series of eulogies delivered by her fellow activists and scholars both from Japan and overseas.

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