May 13, 2013
Workplaces should offer training and opportunities to all employees regardless of their gender.
April 19, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outlined the next steps of his grand plan for restoring Japan's economic power in a news conference April 19, naming a slew of initiatives he said...
April 15, 2013
KYOTO--Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said April 15 that her country needs more women in politics to reverse the value system that produced decades of military rule in her...
April 14, 2013
Japan's percentage of female lawmakers has plummeted to 163rd out of 190 nations since the Liberal Democratic Party won the Lower House election in December, a study showed.
April 05, 2013
Just a year into her marriage and on her 22nd birthday, Nobue Iwata’s husband died of an illness. In his coffin, she placed a letter that said, "I will never marry again."
March 13, 2013
Park Geun-hye made history in more ways than one when she assumed office on Feb. 25. Not only is she South Korea's first female president, she is also a rare example of a...
March 02, 2013
News reports of a death sentence for a woman who was routinely subjected to domestic violence before killing her husband is causing an uproar in China.
February 28, 2013
MURMADI, India--India is in uproar over the brutal rape and murder of three young sisters just weeks after a high-profile case of gang rape in New Delhi left a college student...
February 23, 2013
In Japan, discussions of what women find erotic has long been a conversation behind closed doors. Now, with the success of literary awards, websites and magazines aimed at...
February 19, 2013
JAKARTA, Indonesia--A judge being interviewed for a Supreme Court job jokes that women might enjoy rape. A local official takes a 17-year-old second wife, then quickly divorces ...
February 10, 2013
KABUL--Advancing women's rights in Afghanistan is key to preventing the Taliban from reimposing a radical form of Islam once most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014, the...
November 27, 2012
If Japan is to have any chance of political renewal, it must promote the power of women.
October 29, 2012
The Tokyo Stock Exchange is planning a special label for the 15 best-performing listed companies that have provided more opportunities to women in terms of promotions,...
August 16, 2012
The United States, defending champion Germany and host Japan will be the leading title contenders at the women's under-20 World Cup, which kicks off this weekend.
April 21, 2012
I get antsy whenever I hear young women in Fukushima Prefecture bemoaning their dismal marriage prospects following the nuclear accident there.
February 15, 2012
Convenience store chains are wooing women, not their typical clientele, with fresh vegetables, ready-made meals and other goods.
January 25, 2012
In “The Analects of Confucius,” which records the words and acts of the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples, the character for “woman” appears 19 times....
November 18, 2011
The Japanese word "sekken," for soap, makes me feel I can trust the product to fight the toughest dirt and grime. But when a cake of soap is referred to as "shabon," which...
October 12, 2011
"Onna Dake no Seiji" (Politics by women only) is the title of an essay by Yasuji Hanamori (1911-1978), a legendary editor who started the magazine Kurashi no Techo. It argues...
October 10, 2011
CHICAGO -- Kenya's Moses Mosop set a course record in winning the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9 and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova claimed the women's title to become the first...