Category Archives: Japanese politics

Cultural relativism? Hardly. It’s the LAW


“This is not an “it’s OK, it’s Japan, it’s a different culture” issue. It is a violation of an international treaty signed by Japan… Continue reading

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UPDATED: Amazon Japan removes some, not all. Tip of the iceberg…


Depictions of 13 year olds wearing leotards in sexual positions are OK, right? Amazon continues to think so. So does Rakuten. And Yahoo Japan Shop. And Tsutaya… Continue reading

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Taking Leave: The Book


When men don’t help raise their own children, when men insist that women raise children and stay at home for life, society as a whole suffers. Continue reading

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