Category Archives: Men and Development

Inhumane Treatment of Nuclear Disaster Victims

On October 02, I visited the towns of Tomioka and Naraha in Fukushima prefecture. Tomioka is situated within 10 km south of Fukushima Dai-ichi (No. 1) nuclear power plant, where four of the six reactors exploded following the major earthquake … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer treatment, democracy, Economic development, Energy policy, Happiness, Japan, Men and Development, Multicultural, Nostalgia, Nuclear energy, Women & Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Worsening child poverty in Japan and women’s predicament

According to Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions, a report released in 2014 by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan, the Japanese are economically worse off now than before. The relative poverty rate (the proportion of people … Continue reading

Posted in Child poverty, Economic development, Japan, Labour issues, Men and Development, National wealth, Women & Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Essay: The Enigma of Gender Gap in Japan

In March this year, I posted on my blog an essay titled “Japan: The worst developed country for women?”  I mentioned in it that Japan came in 101st in the “global gender gap index” in 2012 out of 135 countries … Continue reading

Posted in Economic development, Japan, Labour issues, Men and Development, Multicultural, occupation, Women & Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Essay: Men and parasols

These few months in Japan with record-breaking temperatures have almost been unbearable to me as I endure my first summer here since 1981.  For me, the summer already started in late May with the air getting sticky, and by June … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Japan, Men and Development, Multicultural, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment