Voices from the Japanese Women's Movement

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The history of the women's movement in Japan since World War II, the issues currently facing Japanese women, and accounts of personal experience are presented in 26 offerings. In addition to revealing issues specific to Japan, provides Japanese perspectives on issues shared by women throughout the world, such as violence and sexual exploitation, second-class political status, discriminatory working conditions, and division among women. Another theme common to industrialized countries is concern for the welfare of women in developing countries as the global economy swoops upon them. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563247255
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/1996
  • Series: Japan in the Modern World Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Foreword
Introduction: Looking Toward Beijing
1 Issues for Japanese Feminism 3
2 The Women's Movement: Progress and Obstacles 23
3 The Movement Today: Difficult but Critical Issues 38
4 Economic Development and Asian Women 55
5 Ten Years Under the Equal Employment Opportunity Law 65
6 Policies of the Japanese Government Toward Women 82
7 Military Sexual Slavery and the Women's Movement 90
8 Commodified Sex: Japan's Pornographic Culture 101
9 Promoting Prostitution 111
10 The Trafficking of Women 115
11 In Search of Ruby Moreno 120
12 Lesbians and Sexual Self-Determination 129
13 The Past and Future of Unai, Sisters in Okinawa 133
14 Women and Alternatives to Agricultural Decline 144
15 Commitments to Women's and Buraku Issues 153
16 Looking at Sexual Slavery from a Zainichi Perspective 157
17 My Work as an Ainu Woman 161
18 Mizura: Providing Service to Women in Yokohama 163
19 Promoting Women's Participation in Yokohama 168
20 Photography from a Woman's Perspective 172
21 A Cooperative Restaurant on the Miura Coast 175
22 A Women's Space in Sapporo 179
23 Apron: A Restaurant Run by Women 185
24 Working at a Consumer Cooperative 190
25 Fighting Back Against Serving Tea 194
26 From Child-Care to Local Politics 196
Index 201
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