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MEN

Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 23, 2017
France's ban on gender-neutral language sets off national debate
France has banned the use of gender-neutral language in official documents, cheering defenders of linguistic tradition and angering feminists who see it as a setback for equal rights.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Nov 8, 2017
In Japan, we too need to talk about sexual misconduct
#MeToo may have failed to fly here, but Japanese society has much to learn about combating sexual assault and harassment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Nov 8, 2017
When 'Charisma Man' in Japan meets 'chikan,' women get hurt
Perhaps my own failing was not to challenge the locker-room code — not with the wagging finger of a spoiler, but as a man who is also learning.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 4, 2017
Johnny Depp finds nothing but smooth sailing with Japanese fans of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
While the return of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has gotten mixed reviews from critics overseas, it's bound to be a hit in Japan for two reasons: Johnny Depp and Paul McCartney.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 31, 2017
'Logan' director takes Wolverine character in unexpected new direction
There's a scene in "Logan" — the latest addition to the "X-Men" franchise — where an aged, ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) exhorts Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), to open his mind to the possibility of a normal human existence, with a family to love and care for.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 28, 2017
Japanese men breaking silence on infertility woes
Japanese husbands who have kept silent about the embarrassment of undergoing infertility treatment are swallowing their pride and beginning to speak out.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 6, 2017
In defense of the older Japanese man (because someone's got to do it)
Men over 35 — better known as 'ojisan' or the more derogatory 'ossan' — are lumped together in a cold, lonely place where they have little choice but to huddle together for warmth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 27, 2016
Modern Japanese men dogged by stoic salaryman stereotype
During the Showa Era (1926-1989), men were the mainstay of families, working for 40 or so years until retirement to better the lives of their wives and children. They were expected to be tough, stoic and competitive.
LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Oct 17, 2016
Let's discuss men and housework
Three male politicians have donned 'pregnancy' vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 30, 2016
Japan governors wear 'pregnancy' vests to urge men to help at home
In Japan, where women do five times as much housework as men, three male politicians have donned "pregnancy" vests in a campaign urging men to help out more at home.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 17, 2016
Superhero films need to reach beyond the geeks
Where superhero movies are concerned, you should never trust a critic. When David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" opened to a barrage of negative press in the U.S. earlier this month, some fans responded by lashing out at film journalists online. One even launched a petition against the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, for what he claimed was a bias against films featuring characters from the DC Comics stable.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 13, 2016
For 'overtime refugees,' home is where the heart isn't
At night in Japan's big cities, overtime refugees roam the streets in search of alcohol, solace or a quiet place to sit with their laptops.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
May 23, 2016
The secret joy of being a Japanese woman (no, really)
This patriarchal society provides a lot more wriggle room for women, leaving men with precious little in terms of loopholes and options.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 28, 2016
House husbands gaining acceptance in Japan as gender stereotypes ease
One weekend afternoon in March, some 30 single men and women gathered at a matchmaking event in Tokyo's Yotsuya district in the hope of meeting their future partner. What was unusual was that the participants comprised men willing to become stay-at-home house husbands and women looking for such a partner.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Feb 15, 2016
It's the season of love: Won't someone please grab hold of my chin?
In Japan these days, it can seem as if love itself is on the decline — and that no one really cares.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / BLACK EYE
Jan 17, 2016
'Being black can be more fun than being gay'
A look at the experience of two black men in the LGBT community in Tokyo, a 'minority of a minority of a minority.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Jan 5, 2016
For many young Japanese, marriage — and sex — are low priorities
This is the fourth in a five-part series on Japan's population woes caused by its graying society and low birthrate.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 28, 2015
Remembering men we loved (and one we 'lost') in 2015
2015 was the year the Nihon danji (Japanese male) came through for us.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2015
Japan's metrosexual revolution sees men turning to Botox, plastic surgery
From sales personnel to company leaders, men are increasingly going for surgery to look calm, confident and young.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 6, 2015
Misunderstood male-female ratio in education
An analysis of data underscores the importance of avoiding generalizations about the gender gap in education.

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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