Tag Archives: China

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

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Essay : My thought on Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine

As expected, both China and South Korea reacted furiously to Prime Minister Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine in late December 2013.  Diplomatic relations between Japan and these countries, which had already been strained, worsened further with no hope … Continue reading

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Essay: Girls are as good as boys

Recently, I watched a TV programme about the widening gender imbalance in China that has resulted from the country’s one-child policy and its people’s traditional preference for boys over girls.  The report suggested that, if the trend continues, there will … Continue reading

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