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Experiencing Culture Shock in Japan

Experiencing Culture Shock in Japan. A group of students asked me to participate in their project and I am happy to share the video they produced. Good job! The culture shock in a nutshell. Congratulations to Megan Gruspe, Di Hou … Continue reading

The documentary “Fighting an Invisible Enemy”

I recommend to watch the documentary about the mental health in Japan “Fighting an Invisible Enemy“, created by Taiyo Yagi, Dallace Johnson, and Zhou Jiayang, produced for Ethnographic Documentary Class, SILS, WASEDA UNIVERSITY 201 Dr. Dariusz Piotr Skowronski, Dr. Yuko … Continue reading

La Cultura del Sexo – documentary series on Sexuality around the world.

Recently I had a great pleasure to take part in the documentary production by Chilean Villano TV on the episode about sexuality in Japan. It was a very interesting project, touching on various aspects of sex in the Japanese context. … Continue reading

Zesshoku-danshi 絶食男子 – fasting men.

It looks like there is quite new label coined by Japanese media for the rapidly growing number of modern Japanese men who are called zesshoku-danshi 絶食男子 “fasting men”. They are not interested in women and sex at all. These young … Continue reading

In pursuit of perfect virtual love in Japan…

This is quite old piece of news from 2009 but still may raise eyebrows of many people when talking about some more surprising facets of Japanese relationships. I am talking about first-ever marriage between a young Japanese man and video … Continue reading

Even less sex among adult Japanese according to the newest report… Abstinence on rise as nearly half of Japanese report no sex

Even less sex among adult Japanese according to the newest The Japan Times report… Please follow the link if you want to know more: Abstinence on rise as nearly half of Japanese report no sex

The moment of truth: in Japan adult nappies outsell baby nappies.

This is bad news in terms of Japan’s demographics and future prognosis for the rapidly aging society. And probably we can consider the issue of adult nappies for the elderly as the taboo topic. However, this is Japanese reality of … Continue reading

The sexist comments hurled at a Japanese assemblywoman by governing party members.

A clear example that Japan is still a male dominated society prompt to sexist behaviours: the incident during Tokyo assembly meeting after lawmakers hurled sexist comments at an assemblywoman Ayaka Shiomura giving a speech about the need for more services for … Continue reading

You know you’ve been in Japan too long when…

Witty and hilarious article on Japantoday.com about foreigners living in Japan. You know you’ve been in Japan too long when… by Philip Kendall Expect a good laugh!

Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality – book recommendation

Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality by Vera Mackie is a great read for everyone, who wants to understand modern Japanese women who rebelled against convention. Highly recommended to Students, academics and general public interested in the contemporary Japanese … Continue reading