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“Potato salad controversy” leads women to speak up about misogyny in Japan

Have you ever tried to make classic Japanese potato salad? If you have, you’ll understand that it’s fairly time consuming. It’s one of those dishes that looks simple, but actually requires a lot of prep work. You need to peel, boil, and mash the potatoes, slice the onions, slice and salt the cucumbers, peel and slice the carrots, boil and chop the eggs, chop the ham, and then, finally, mix all the ingredients together with mayonnaise and seasonings. A tweet about this classic dish posted by someone….Read more

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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Japanese dads take paternity leave, and leave childcare to mom

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of former Prime Minister Koizumi, recently caused a stir after becoming the first incumbent cabinet minister to take paternity leave in Japan. Koizumi told the press that after careful consideration, he had decided to take two weeks of paternity leave in the hope that other fathers would also feel comfortable taking time off to….Read more

  • March 26, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Saying “no thanks” to a prospective employer…with a little help from a lawyer

While the rest of the nation is racked with anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic, quite a few college graduates are perhaps in high spirits as they ponder their future careers ahead of the initiation ceremonies for new hires that are scheduled to be held nationwide on April 1. Almost 70% of graduates reported receiving multiple job offers last year amid….Read more

  • March 26, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri , NHK, NTV, Fuji TV
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While their elders dredge up history, Japanese youths ride the “Third Korean Wave”

For older Japanese used to anti-Korea rhetoric in conventional media, it might be hard to believe that those in their teens and early 20s have a strong affinity for South Korea. Professor Hideyuki Onishi at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts contends: “Japanese in their 40s or older are negatively disposed toward South Korea on account of historical issues. But….Read more

  • March 26, 2020
  • , Asahi
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“One Team” wins 2019 buzzword award, reflecting power of diversity

In the Rugby World Cup held in Japan two months ago, the Brave Blossoms thrilled fans as they advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time ever. Although the Japanese team lost to South Africa, its “One Team” slogan took first place among the top ten buzzwords of the year. Coined by New Zealand-born head coach Jamie Joseph, the slogan….Read more

  • December 27, 2019
  • , Nikkei
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The bonenkai—Ah, forget it

December is bonenkai season in Japan. Literally translated as “forget-the-year parties,” these events are held across the country at the end of the year in the spirit of letting go of all the things, both good and bad, that happened over the past 12 months and welcoming the new year with a fresh start. This might sound like a great way to….Read more

  • December 27, 2019
  • , NHK
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Desperate for peace and quiet, harried workers turn to bathroom stalls

All of us have experienced the frustration of heading to the office restroom only to find that all the stalls are occupied. You then must decide whether to hover around awkwardly or endure and try again later. Local media outlets (Diamond – 5/15 SPA – 7/5, Nikkei – 11/30, and TBS – 12/11) have reported that more Japanese are complaining….Read more

  • December 27, 2019
  • , Nikkei , Shukan Diamond , TBS
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More parents subject their kids to education abuse “for their own good”

On July 19, a 51-year-old man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for fatally stabbing his 12-year-old son in Nagoya in August 2016. (Asahi 7/19) He was coaching the boy ahead of the entrance exam for a prestigious middle school, but he became increasingly violent when his son failed to meet his expectations, threatening him with a box cutter,….Read more

  • September 26, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, The Japan Times
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Math maven counts on YouTube to reduce education disparity

Most YouTubers do comedy skits or crazy challenges to attract viewers. Not Haichi. He posts videos of math and other lessons for elementary, middle, and high school students. Haichi, a 34-year-old Japanese YouTuber living in Tochigi Prefecture, posted his first math lesson on YouTube in 2012. Since then he has uploaded more than 3,100 educational videos, which have been viewed….Read more

  • September 26, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Ivory tower shrinks horizons of university exploration clubs

Many Japanese colleges one had an “adventure club,” an informal team of students willing to travel to places at home and abroad where few people have gone before. These “explorers” crisscrossed hundreds of miles of barren desert, climbed steep mountains in the dark, slipped into thick, muddy rainforests, and swam in near-frozen marshes. They ate insects and bizarre plants or….Read more

  • September 26, 2019
  • , Asahi
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