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The long and short of male circumcision in Japan

Oct 3, 2015

The long and short of male circumcision in Japan

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For most of its history the Japanese archipelago knew nothing of circumcision. Contact with missionaries and merchants from Europe did little to raise awareness of the custom, and the procedure does not seem to have been a high priority for the promoters of Western ...

'The Good Shufu' explores life as foreign housewife in Japan

Oct 3, 2015

'The Good Shufu' explores life as foreign housewife in Japan

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“The Good Shufu” is the true story of a “left-leaning, 36-year-old confirmed Bostonian” who falls in love with her Japanese MBA student, Toru, after a three-week courtship in Kobe. With self-deprecating humor and a sharp recognition of the prejudices and stereotypes operating at both ...