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Kimura Komako Marching in New York

Kimura Komako: The Dancing Feminist

News   By Alyssa Pearl Fusek  ·  December 18, 2018 • Tagged with women, feminism, history, culture, women of japan

Born in an era in Japan when women's rights were more oppressed than ever, Kimura Komako never gave up the fight - even when that meant taking the fight overseas.

Murasaki Shikibu, author of Genji Monogatari

Murasaki Shikibu: The First Lady of Japanese Literature

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  November 08, 2018 • Tagged with fiction, literature, history, Heian era, feminism, women, whos who

How a grieving widow came to write two classics of world literature: a sprawling novel, and an 11th-century Twitter account.

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Why a Virtual YouTuber Has Some Japanese Women Railing Against Anime Culture

Essay   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  October 23, 2018 • Tagged with feminism, women's rights, culture, anime, manga, women

Is anime "The New Orientalism"? A Twitter controversy over a virtual YouTuber has Japanese women questioning how the media depicts them both at home and abroad.

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"Three Women Equal One Man": Tokyo Medical University Rejects Women Because They Get Married, Sparks Online Outcry

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  August 07, 2018 • Tagged with news, feminism, government, politics, society, culture

An investigation by Tokyo Medical University into its admission practices led to a startling discovery that has Japanese women up in arms.