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Posted in: Nurseries, kindergartens mull how to teach issues of gender identity See in context

In December 2020, CNBC reported, “Japan placed 121st in the global gender-equality ranking of 153 countries in the 2020 World Economic Forum report, falling from 101st when Abe took office in 2012.” It’s gotten worse!

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay to be barred from Osaka public roads: governor See in context

Cancel the torch run and save lives. Cancel the Olympics and save more lives or admit that the Olympics are more important that people's health.

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Posted in: Japanese karate champion testifies she was bullied by official See in context

There are so many thoughtless comments about this terrible situation, which shows a disgraceful lack of understanding and empathy. This person was a victim, and the bullying she sustained cannot be justified. It isn't a case of "rigorous training," it's straight-up bullying. Nor should she have to respond by trying to be equally violent back. Bullying is endemic and systemic in huge swathes of Japanese society from those in power, and it is carried out irrespective of a person's gender. It has to stop and be brought to book.

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