Naoto Kan speaks out

| Aug 31, 2013

Naoto Kan speaks out

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Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. He likes to say he's the same man now, but of course there's an irony ...

Maco Yoshioka: Battling the postpartum blues

| Mar 3, 2013

Maco Yoshioka: Battling the postpartum blues

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Maco Yoshioka is the founder of Madre Bonita, a nonprofit group that offers postpartum fitness programs for women using elastic exercise balls. Yoshioka, 40, who studied sports physiology at the University of Tokyo, says she became aware of physical and mental difficulties for new ...

Yu Negoro: Documenting the gender imbalance

| Mar 3, 2013

Yu Negoro: Documenting the gender imbalance

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Yu Negoro, 40, is a documentary filmmaker who has delved deep into the issues of gender and sexuality in Japanese society. Her first project was a series of three short films dealing with women suffering from eating disorders, a condition Neguro suffered in her ...