Month: May 2020

Is Queer Eye really helping spreading positivity in Japan?

By Martina Cavallaro Queer Eye is an American reality show in which five gay experts on food and wine (Ted Allen), hair, makeup and personal grooming (Kyan Douglas), interior design (Thom Filicia), fashion (Carson Kressley), pop culture and social interaction (Jai Rodriguez) – formerly known as The Fab Five – help people who need to …

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Women’s Football – the New Battleground for Gender Equality

By Kohei Usuda In recent months, football has become an intense battleground for gender equality. In Japan, examples are numerous, too. But female players, such as Ami Otaki, don’t hesitate anymore to raise their voice. Earlier this month, Australia’s women’s national team clinched what the BBC heralded as a “historic deal.” Football Federation Australia agreed …

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Nomadher, an Application for Female Solo Travelers

By Johann Fleuri INTERVIEW/After traveling in 41 countries by herself, Hyojeong Kim had the idea to create an application to help women who want to hit the road alone. For her, female solo traveling is a great way to “feel more confident and independent”. Hi Hyojeong, can you introduce your project “Nomadher”? NomadHer is the …

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Human trafficking in Japan: Actions Against the Commercialization of Sex

In Japan, several organizations fight against the commercialization of sex, human trafficking but also try to prevent young girls from adult video scouting and joshi kosei practices. “I think we are making our sex disposable, like a fast food. You crave for it and you buy it. It’s instant gratification” says Shihoko Fujiwara shares in …

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