gender

Popular anime declares “Boys can be princesses too,” prompts apology from Japanese resort hotel

Pretty Cure encourages boys who feel like it to wear dresses and be princesses, hotel apologizes for not being progressive enough.

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Japanese all-girls e-sports teams apologizes to fans after learning one of its members is a man

Team enjoys a variety of games, but is strictly a single-sex organization.

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Japan passes law requiring efforts for equal number of male and female candidates in elections

Back-to-back unanimous votes draw praise from Minister in Charge of Women’s Empowerment, but will anything really change?

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Iranian female soccer fans cross-dress to get into soccer stadium, netizens cheer

In Iran, women are forbidden from stadiums, but for fans of soccer, drastic times call for drastic measures.

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“HOW much?!” Professor estimates appropriate salary for housewives, housewife actresses gasp

In a special press event, a Tokyo professor puts a price to the blood, sweat, and tears of Japanese wives and mothers.

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Female New York Sushi Chef makes amazing sushi that flies (or swims) in the face of gender roles

Oona Tempest is a world-class sushi chef whose cuisine could satisfy the palate of even the pickiest sushi connoisseurs.

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Young Japanese women like alcohol more than any other age group, almost as much as old men【Survey】

But for many, their love affair with booze doesn’t seem to last.

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Fashion model Yutaro trolls online shoppers in funny April Fools’ Day cosmetics prank

If you guessed the prank is that the model in this picture is actually a man, he makes no secret about that, and the real trick is something else.

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How old is too old for a boy to go into the women’s hot spring bath in Japan?

Child development expert weighs in on the tricky question, offers a solution from Japan’s samurai-era past.

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Japanese women prove domestic-minded men are sexy with crazy-long Twitter hashtag

After Japanese man muses that doing chores will make him less attractive to a wife, women respond that a dude who helps out in home life is dead sexy.

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Majority of Japanese men in their 20s say they want men-only train cars in survey

Older gentlemen show much greater willingness to share space with female fellow passengers.

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Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely

Classes include voice training, makeup clinics.

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Japanese department store designates female drivers priority parking spots in parking structure

”Ladies floor” implies that men should park their cars elsewhere.

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Is it OK for men cosplaying as women to use the women’s restroom in Japan? Twitter debates

Chance encounter with crossplayer at fan event prompts poll with near-unanimous response.

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Japanese women asked what they would do if they had a man’s body for one day in survey

Partial nudity involved in top answer.

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Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving two primary reasons.

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All Japan Judo Federation drops requirement that women’s black belts have white stripe

Policy shift aligns Japan with international standard.

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Chart showing Thailand’s 18 genders challenges the idea that there is only “male” and “female”

Is 18 genders too many? Or too few?

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Tokyo Comic-Con reverses policy, will allow male cosplayers to dress as female characters

Gender-based, color-coded badges to be introduced as part of new regulations.

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Tokyo Comic-Con explicitly prohibits men from cosplaying as female characters

Event lists restriction on official website.

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