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· February, 2019

Stories about Japan from February, 2019

Life, death, and puppets: the stop-motion animation of Tomoyasu Murata

Murata, born in 1974, has produced films since at least 1998 and has recently gained attention outside of Japan.

Japanese ads aimed at women criticized for misogyny. Again.

This is the latest in a long line of Japanese ad campaigns that have sparked controversy online for alleged anti-women messaging.

Japanese PM staff ‘restrict’ reporter from pressers for ‘spreading misinformation’ about environmental harm

Mochizuki apparently angered the Cabinet Office during a news conference on December 26, when she asked about the risks of environmental contamination at a controversial construction site in Okinawa.

This Twitter account celebrates women in Japan, one short profile a day

The common theme of the daily profiles is that the celebrated women come from all walks of life, and all have experienced unique challenges and successes.

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