月: 2020年10月

­­­振り返ってみる今:SEALDs以降の福田和香子さん

By Trishit Banerjee | Translated by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş Wakako Fukuda is back to her desk, books, and grades : the hallmarks of a student life. Since dropping out of college after the disbandment of SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy), she has decided to return to campus after 5 long years. At SEALDs, she was one of the founding members who were protesting against the 2015 military legislation enacted by the Abe-led government which allowed the Japanese self defence forces to participate in foreign conflicts. “I wasn’t even trying to be an activist,” she remarks. “As a high school student, I prioritised my normal life but when the …

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Maki-Muraki

ワクワクして生きていきたい 〜認定NPO法人 虹色ダイバーシティ 代表 村木真紀〜

Written by Anri Yoshii, Translated by Hatsune Sawada Maki Muraki, who has been researching LGBTQ workplace environments and providing consulting services to companies since founding the NPO Nijiiro Diversity, talks to us about her own life as an LGBTQ person. How did you come to establish a certified nonprofit organization, Nijiiro Diversity? In 2010, when I was working for my previous company, a friend of mine committed suicide. My friend was depressed and unable to work and was on welfare, which I later found out about. One day he died, leaving a will to a mutual friend of ours.  The will said, “My family does not know that I am gay,” …

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illustration of child doing judo

体罰について若い選手たちが語ると…

If corporal punishment is illegal in Japan, child abuse is still rampant in sports fields where young athletes keep enduring abuses in order to “create champions,” revealed Human Rights Watch in a disturbing report last summer.  “For decades, children in Japan have been brutally beaten and verbally abused in the name of winning trophies and medals,” explains Minky Worden, director of global initiatives at Human Rights Watch, on the Human Rights Watch website page. ”As Japan prepares to host the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo in July 2021, the global spotlight brings a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change laws and policies in Japan and around the world to protect millions of …

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Disasters and Gender

災害とジェンダー

By Haruka Nakajima / Translated by Sachi KikuchiIllustration by Emily Howard  Many disasters, including earthquakes and typhoons occur, but how is disaster-prevention, based on the equal treatment of genders, being carried out? In this article, I’d like to consider disaster countermeasures from a gender perspective.  1. Increased Violence  Violence appears in all forms during a disaster. Shiawase namida, a non-profit organization, points out that an “environment where sexual violence is likely to occur” is created in the event of an earthquake. For example, there are environmental factors such as increases in blind spots due to the collapse of a building and shared living spaces in evacuation centers. There is also …

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riot girl zine

主流に抗う: 日本のフェミニスト・ジン

Written by Elif Erdogan Translated to Japanese by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş Oshima Jigsaw Zine, Issue #3, 1991 Source: https://thequietus.com/articles/11245-riot-grrrl-20-years-retrospective Zine is a self-published, do it yourself (DIY) type of fanzines that rejects the mainstream ideas that are imposed on us such as we should be silent or we should behave like  “good girls”. Feminist zines shaped zine culture established riot grrrl movement and rejected notions like how a “girl” should be. In Japan, feminist zine scene can be seen through Tokyo Zinester Gathering, online shop called Lilmag and Mishima (Shizuoka)’s Cry in Public. For this article, we will be interviewing three zine publishers in Japan. Kiyoshi Murakami Kiyoshi Murakami Morning …

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