Western-style stand-up is a relatively new genre of comedy for Japan. The scene, however, is flourishing. Comedians Yuki Nivez and Bobby Judo tell us all about it, and about their upcoming show.
A writer and former adult star claps back at men who keep soft-pedaling actor Kagawa Teruyuki’s sexual harassment of a Ginza hostess.
A look at the life of Japan’s first female mayor, Harue Kitamura, and the legacy she left behind for aspiring women in politics.
Sugita Mio is widely known for her controversial statements regarding LGBT, diversity and women’s rights. Now the new member of the ruling cabinet claims she’s never made a discriminatory statement in her life.
The 2022 annual Global Gender Gap Report by the WEF ranks Japan’s gender gap at 116 of 145 countries. What accounts for this downward trend?
A former apprentice geisha at a Kyoto geisha house has created a flurry of online activity after describing abuses in the traditional industry.
A Japan Innovation Party politician caused an online firestorm when filmed being a bit too touchy-feely with candidate Ebisawa Yuki during a stump speech.
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