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Beh Lih Yi
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2018
Nearly 70% of women in Tokyo back single-sex train cars, survey finds
Women in Tokyo strongly favor having single-sex train cars on public transport, according to a poll of five of the world's biggest commuter cities released Thursday, despite such policies facing growing criticism.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Oct 31, 2018
From 'cardboard nannies' to 'fruit money': fast-paced Hong Kong slow to adapt to its elderly
At the Tanner Hill apartments in Hong Kong, the residents — all aged 60-plus — are enjoying the ancient Chinese tile game of mahjong along with some bite-sized delicacies, dimsum, at one of the on-site restaurants.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Oct 22, 2018
Women live in fear as spycam epidemic takes hold in South Korea
South Korea is in the grip of a spycam epidemic, with covert footage of sex, nudity and urination posted online in what amounts to a "social death penalty" for thousands of women forced to live with a pornographic shadow.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Aug 10, 2018
Chinese women create WeChat group in wake of wave of sex harassment cases
Battling censorship and stereotypes, Chinese women are organizing online to harness the momentum of the country's nascent #MeToo movement in a push for authorities and businesses to end sexual misconduct.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 20, 2018
Thailand turns to tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights
Enslaved on a Thai fishing vessel for 11 years, Tun Lin saw his fellow workers lose their minds one after another, with one fisherman jumping into the sea to end his life.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on