In this gender reader, doing some catching up from October (when I did a spooky gender reader instead): harassment of non-Japanese women in Japan; bottoming out a whopping #105 in the Gender Gap Index; the problem with all the patronizing “sexless” Japan journalism; and Social Justice Wario.
Posts Tagged ‘japan’
Posted in Expat Living, Gender, Race, tagged Abe, Abenomics, coeducation, feminism, Gender, gender gap index, gender reader, harassment, japan, misogyny, racism, rape culture, sexism, University of Michigan, womenomics on 2013/11/30 | 1 Comment »
by Robert Moorehead
In September, filmmaker Megumi Nishikura gave a powerful, moving, and extremely personal presentation at TEDxKyoto. Her film, Hafu, is showing in theaters around the world, and offers an insightful look into the experiences of five hafu in Japan. The film opens in Kobe on November 23, and I can't wait to see it.
Posted in Culture, Gender, tagged Anything That Loves, dudebro, dwango, j-jobs, japan, joshi-mane, Korea, non-binary sexuality, patriarchy, Self Defense Force, sexism, sociology on 2013/09/29 | Leave a Comment »
Have you ever heard of Tatara?
If you're like me, the first thing that pops into your head is one of the 28 Chinese mansion constellations (婁), but if you're more interested in iron working, steel working, and Japanese swords, perhaps you already know this as foot-operated bellows used in the firey production of these materials (踏鞴, though usually written phonetically as たたら).
Posted in Hiking, Nagano, Photography, tagged autumn, fall, Hiking, japan, Japanese poetry, Myojin-dake, Myojin-ike, Nagano, photography, poetry, Ryokan, September, waka, Zen on 2013/09/11 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Culture, Photography, tagged a-bomb, atomic bomb, events, From Hiroshima to Hope, hibakusha, Hiroshima, japan, lantern float, memorial, Nagasaki, photography, Seattle on 2013/08/06 | Leave a Comment »
Photos taken at “From Hiroshima to Hope” Floating Lantern Ceremony, which honors those who died in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of violence. Green Lake Park, Seattle, August 6, 2013.
…We shall try to say no single word which should appeal to one group rather than to another. All, equally, are in peril, and, if the peril is understood, there is hope that they may collectively avert it.
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the question we have to ask ourselves is: what steps can be taken to prevent a military contest of which the issue must be disastrous to all parties?
Translated and Sourced from Mizuki Shigeru’s Mujyara, The Catalpa Bow, Myths and Legends of Japan, Occult Japan, Japanese Wikipedia, and Other Sources
There are eight million gods and monsters in Japan, and more than a few of them like to ride around in human bodies from time to time. Yurei. Kappa. Tanuki. Tengu. Kitsune. Snakes. Cats. Horses. Almost anything can possess a human.
Posted in Gender, tagged culture, gender equality, Haruka Tenoh, history, japan, k-pop, leggings, nyonin kekkai, queer, Sailor Moon, sex ed, slut-shaming, women's rights, 女人結界 on 2013/07/20 | 1 Comment »
Whenever I've heard (or read) people say things like "the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know," I always used to think it referred to a breadth and depth of detailed knowledge. The more you learn about Japan, the more you realize how little you know about England, the Netherlands, or Korea (not to mention Botswana or Guyana); at the same time, the more you learn about any given aspect of Japanese culture or history (for example), the more you realize just how many other castles, samurai lords, artists, events & incidents, works of literature, or whatever it may be, that you still don't know about.