Women of Japan Unite: Examining the contemporary state of Feminism

Masami Ito writes for The Japan Times: “On Oct. 21, 1970, hundred of women marched through the streets of Tokyo, an occasion that is often referred to as the birth of the women’s liberation movement in Japan. The movement, called uman libu (women’s lib) in Japanese, was eventually adopted by women who embraced the concept of feminism, striving to define, establish and achieve political, economic, cultural, persona and social rights for women.”