Provocation

The rise and fall of mothers’ and womens’ voices in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster

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Children in downtown Tokyo, Photo credit: Bronwyn Hayward

Akiko Nanami argues that after the Fukushima tragedy in 2011, many women defied cultural expectations to protect their children, creating a women’s collective movement through social media, the internet, workshops and petitions. However, “once again their voices are being silenced under strong social pressures, perhaps most surprisingly, from their own families.”

Read the article in Japanese on the Hiroshima Shudo University website.

Image: Children in downtown Tokyo, Photo credit: Bronwyn Hayward

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