Tag - sex



JAPAN / History
Oct 16, 2014
Government requests revision of 1996 U.N. sex slave report
The Abe administration asks the author of a U.N. report that accused Japan of wartime military sexual slavery to amend the 1996 document.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2014
Principles of feminism are an all-in proposition
An American female public policy columnist says she is disturbed by the number of feminists defending affirmative sexual consent laws on the grounds that they will rarely be enforced.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 11, 2014
Main issue in sex slave debate is women's will, U.S. professor tells Tokyo
Women who served in Japan's wartime military brothels can be considered victims of sexual slavery because they were recruited against their will, said Mike Mochizuki, an associate professor at George Washington University, in a recent interview.
Oct 10, 2014
Should adult sibling incest be against the law?
The German Ethics Council's recommendation that consensual sexual intercourse between adult siblings should cease to be a crime leads a university ethics professor to wonder whether a rational debate on the subject is even possible.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 10, 2014
Bitcoin payments by pedophiles frustrate child porn battle
In a two-story building in the English university town of Cambridge, researchers at the U.K.'s Internet Watch Foundation pore over online images of sexually abused children in an effort to remove them from the Web. It is dispiriting work, and this year it grew more complicated when they found a new payment...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 8, 2014
Child sex abuse victims face hurdles seeking redress in court
By the time survivors of childhood sex abuse are mentally and financially ready to confront their tormentors, the time for pursuing legal action has often long expired.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Oct 7, 2014
China parents put all eggs in one basket due to family planning rules
Communist Party leaders have praised their one-child policy for preventing the population from spiraling out of control, but critics say it has spawned decades of forced abortions, infanticide and child trafficking.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 7, 2014
Gay couples cheer U.S. Supreme Court move, make wedding, family plans
Marina Gomberg was in bed on Monday morning when she heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had effectively made gay marriage legal again in Utah and she immediately started dreaming that she and her wife could become mothers.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 6, 2014
Abe tells Asahi Shimbun to help in 'recovering Japan's honor'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused the Asahi Shimbun on Monday of tarnishing Japan's image abroad with its erroneous articles on the "comfort women" issue, urging the newspaper to make efforts to restore Japan's damaged reputation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2014
Two female Louisiana teachers accused of group sex with boy
Two female Louisiana high school teachers have been arrested on charges of engaging in group sex with a 16-year-old male student who then bragged about it to classmates, authorities said Thursday.
Oct 3, 2014
Australia to probe sex abuse claims at refugee center on Nauru
Australia will investigate sexual abuse claims at its refugee detention center on Nauru, the government said on Friday, while removing 10 aid workers from the South Pacific island following reports of coaching detainees to commit self-harm protests.
Sep 29, 2014
Condemnation attributed to 'utter nonsense'
Were 'comfort women' sex slaves for Japanese soldiers in World War II? If you recognize that prostitution is largely a form of physical bondage, they were. But forcibly rounding up women for the work would be a different matter. Recently the testimony of a man who claimed to have helped with the roundups was judged to be false, after causing Japan consternation for three decades.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2014
Eikaiwa, deal with sexual harassment of teachers before it's too late
If English schools in Japan do not take firm steps to protect teachers, it may only be a matter of time before another Lindsay Hawker is murdered — this time on their watch.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 28, 2014
Local governments offer to subsidize infertility treatment for men
To counter the nation's ultralow birthrate, five prefectural governments are offering to subsidize fertility treatment for men on top of state funding.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2014
Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan's wartime past, including the "comfort women" issue.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2014
Sex abuse involving smartphone messaging apps surges
Sexual predators have increasingly been using anonymous smartphone messaging apps such as Line and KakaoTalk to groom children for abuse, with 262 minors victimized in the first half of this year, more than double the reported number a year earlier, the National Police Agency said on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2014
Sex change plaintiff wins damages over golf course snub
A businesswoman in Shizuoka Prefecture who changed her registered sex from male to female due to gender identity disorder has won a damages suit with a golf course operator that refused her membership based on the sex change.
JAPAN / Media
Sep 6, 2014
Asahi Shimbun apologizes for balking at columnist's 'comfort women' commentary
The Asahi Shimbun issued an apology Saturday for initially refusing to publish its monthly column by journalist Akira Ikegami, who had chosen to comment on the daily's review of its 1980s-1990s reports on the "comfort women" issue.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2014
Sexual assault warrant issued for ex-Grand Hyatt exec who left Japan
A former general manager of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is facing arrest over his suspected sexual assault on a female customer in a bathroom at the upscale hotel in central Tokyo in May, police sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2014
St. Mary's International School in Tokyo rocked by sexual abuse claims
After Catholic boys school responds to account from 1960s, other former pupils allege systematic abuse by another teacher during the 1970s


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan