Sexism in Japan

The World Has Been Criticizing Japan, and That’s a Good Thing

Over the past week, many articles and posts on social media repudiated one of the most controversial rules some Japanese schools imposed: banning ponytails. The backlash is not only directed at the rule itself, but also at the reason behind it after a former teacher named Sugiyama Motoki, who has always criticized these rules, mentioned…

Why Do Japanese Businessmen Love Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is one of the most polarizing holidays out there for those who care. While it’s true that many people don’t pay attention to the February holiday of romance, some people do. For many couples, Valentine’s Day is the day to step up their game and plan something romantic. In Japan, much like in…

People Want Mori to Resign, but the LDP Does Not

Following Mori Yoshiro’s comments on Wednesday, February 3, that women talked too much during meetings and that their speaking time should be limited, the Olympic committee has received over 4,200 emails and 300 phone calls to complain about the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee. The controversy has also resulted in an online petition…