Maya Kaneko
Nov 11, 2000
University head wants gender reflected in education reform
Japan's first woman president of a major coed university said Thursday that national policies being drawn up for education reform should cover gender issues to create a society where all individuals are respected.
Oct 18, 2000
HIV victim's mom rocks voters' boat
The outspoken mother of an HIV-infected man who became a symbol of citizens' fight for justice during the 1995-96 tainted blood scandal, is challenging established political parties in the Oct. 22 House of Representatives by-election in Tokyo's western suburbs.
Sep 6, 2000
Globalization seen as bane of environment
KITAKYUSHU -- An award-winning environmental activist from India who specializes in agricultural and food issues warned that ongoing globalization could destroy the environment and called on women in particular to counter the trend.
Aug 29, 2000
U.S. prodigy, 15, says Japan lags in IT
Japan's information technology industry is about five years behind the United States and there is a need to rapidly promote IT education here by training teachers, a 15-year-old American business prodigy says.
May 27, 2000
Green energy nearing takeoff in Japan
Movements to promote so-called green energy, such as wind and solar power, are gaining momentum in Japan as opposition to the use of nuclear power increases following last year's fatal nuclear accident and rising pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
May 18, 2000
First woman to conquer Everest claims May '75 feat was unintended
A Japanese housewife who made climbing history May 16, 1975 by becoming the first woman to conquer the world's tallest peak says her achievement was unintended.
Mar 24, 2000
Women's lib pioneer Hiratsuka -- feminist or individualist?
"In the beginning, woman was the sun," is the famous manifesto issued by Raicho Hiratsuka, Japan's pioneer feminist, nearly 90 years ago. Her character, however, remains little known except among researchers of her achievements.
Mar 16, 2000
British nuclear activist fights for disarmament
A 48-year-old British antinuclear activist proved that direct action by citizens can contribute to global disarmament and even prevent potential mass murder when, in a landmark ruling, she was acquitted for vandalizing a British warplane and a nuclear submarine research facility.


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