The history of women and gender in Japan
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- Japanese Women call for removal of U.S.
- By Jim Genova, People's Weekly World,
10 February 1996. US bases in Japan in context of
- Discrimination against women to be
- By Gwen Robinson, Labor News, 14 June 1997. Workplace
discrimination will shift from being a ‘good
effort’ requirement to a criminal offense,
although the law lacks subtantial sanctions.
- Single Mothers Dictate Their Own
- By Suvendrini Kakuchi, IPS, 8 April 1998. Japanese women
seem to be getting less and less interested in marriage
these days, but a good number of them still want to have
children and have been going ahead to rear them as single
- Women Still Shackled to the Home
- By Suvendrini Kakuchi, IPS, 23 July 1998. Japan is far
from the most progressive nation when it comes to
women's status, but a new government report shows that
the old obstacles to gender equality may even be more deeply
rooted in society than earlier thought.
- Gay clubs coming out for good times
- By Aya Tatsuguchi, Special to the Mainichi
Shimbun, Saturday 4 December 1999. Clubs for sexual
minorities such as gays and lesbians are increasing
throughout the nation's university campuses. Though
there is a growing trend toward same-sex relationships,
homosexual students felt there were limited opportunities
for them to get together outside of school.
- End of two-track system no help to
- By Kaho Shimizu, The Japan Times, Friday 24
October 2003. As the protracted economic slump prompts
companies to shed the time-honored practices of lifetime
employment and seniority-based wages, another victim of the
cost-cutting ax is the two-track hiring system that has
effectively kept women&s wages lower than men&s.