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In this Gender Reader: Japan and South Korea reach a “final” decision about the “comfort women” issue, Kensuke Miyazaki attempts to take parental leave, the real story behind the “can’t hide it forever” plastic surgery meme and the model whose career it destroyed, and more!

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Copyright BBC. “Lee Yong-soo (centre) has taken part in protests outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.” [Image: three protesters, including Lee Yong-soo, a former ‘comfort woman,’ protests at the Japanese embassy in Seoul]”

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In this gender reader: 10 years and no movement on the separate surnames bill in Japan, the feminist power of Sailor Moon nostalgia, feminization and slurs in Korean queer terminology, wrist-grabbing isn’t sexy, Teddy girls, and more!

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In this Japan gender reader: Dwango grabs some girls from the steno pool circa 1950 and puts them in tracksuits; how the koseki (family registry) continues to ostracize residents of Japan; and is the patriarchy dead–a qualified NO. Read on!

Image via Akihabara News.

Dwango’s joshi-mane: when health care is feminized. Run, ladies, run away! Image via Akihabara News.

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My friend Toranosuke over at the Japanese-art blog A Man With Tea has been looking for a good Japan-and-gender blog, something like a Japan-focused version of the excellent The Grand Narrative, which focuses mainly on Korea. My blog has a broader focus, but if I do occasional Gender Readers, why not do a Japan/Asia-specific one? Readers, if you have links or blog suggestions, please send them my way in the comments! よろしくお願いします.

via Contemporary Japanese Literature

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