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Feminism in Japan


Feminists on
Other Sites:

Takamure Itsue

Other Feminists:

[Some of this information was contributed by Robert Cheetham.]

Aoki Yayoi

Kanazumi Fumiko

Kora Rumiko

Matsui Yayori

Miya Yoshiko

Nakanishi Toyoko

Ochiai Keiko

Osawa Mari

Saito Chiyo

Teruko Ohno

Uchida Jenko

Ueno Chizuko

Internet Sites

The National Women's Education Centre promotes women's education by organizing practical training for leaders of women's education and conducting specialized research on women's education. You can access their website here. Their postal address is: NWEC, 728 Sugaya, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama 355-02, JAPAN. Their fax number is: 81-493-62-6721.

The Utopia site contains a list of women's resources for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. You can access this site here.

You can access the Japan Webgrrls site here.


      This page contains General information, History, Literature, and Politics in Japan.


      General Information

      Allison, Anne. Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan. 1996.

      Beauchamp, Edward R., ed. Women and Women's Issues in Post World War II Japan. Garland Pub., 1998.

      Buckley, Sandra, ed. Broken Silences: Voices of Japanese Feminism. 1997.

      Bunch, Charlotte, ed. Voices from the Japanese Women's Movement: Ampo Japan-Asia Quarterly Review. M.E. Sharpe, 1996.

      Cherry, Kittredge. Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women. Koshada International, 1992.

      Condon, Jane. A Half Step Behind: Japanese Women Today. 1991.

      Enculescu, Rodica. Japanese Feminism: How Will It Be? 1997.

      Fujimura-Fanselow, Kumiko and Atsuko Kameda, ed. Japanese Women: New Feminist Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future. 1995.

      Gelb, Joyce and Marian Lief Palley, ed. Women of Japan and Korea: Continuity and Change. Temple Univ. Press, 1994.

      Imamura, Anne E., ed. Re-Imaging Japanese Women. Univ. of California Press, 1996.

      Iwao, Sumiko. The Japanese Woman: Traditional Image and Changing Reality. Harvard Univ. Press, 1994.

      Matsui, Yayori. Women in the New Asia. Spinifex Press, 1999.

      Matsui, Yayori. Women's Asia. 1989.

      National Women's Education Centre. Women in a Changing Society: the Japanese Scene. Bangkok: UNESCO, 1990.

      Sievers, Sharon L. Flowers in Salt: The Beginnings of Feminist Consciousness in Modern Japan. 1983.

      U.S.-Japan Women's Journal. Josai University. ISSN 1059-9770.


      Bernstein, Gail Lee, ed. Recreating Japanese Women, 1600-1945. 1991.

      MacKie, Vera C. Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900-1937. Kegan Paul Intl., 1999.

      Raddeker, Helene Bowen. Treacherous Women of Imperial Japan. NY: Routledge, 1997.


      Schalow, Paul Gordon and Janet A. Walker, ed. The Woman's Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women's Writing. 1996.


      Hopper, Helen M. A New Woman of Japan: A Political Biography of Kato Shidzue. 1995.

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