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Why Are Japanese Men Not Going Home After Work?

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  February 05, 2019 • Tagged with world, culture, feminism, women's rights

As Japanese wives demand more participation from their husbands in home life, some husbands are responding by simply not going home.

Watanabe Youta, who is allegedly one of the suspects who was just cleared of sexual assault charges.

Keio University Students Arrested Five Separate Times Won't Be Charged with Rape

News   By Jay Andrew Allen  ·  January 26, 2019 • Tagged with crime, society, rape, women's rights

A Net backlash in Japan swells with news that several students of well-connected families at Keio University won't face multiple charges of sexual assault.

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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.