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Maciamo
Mar 12, 2010, 21:32
These articles will give you an idea of what kind of topics can be discussed in the Society & Lifestyle subforum.

Justice & Death Penalty

Japan Times : Top court ruling on disclosure no surprise in light of censorship of its own expenses (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?nn20021114b4.htm)

BBC News : 'Forced confessions' in Japan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7063316.stm)

New York Times : Secrecy of Japan's Executions Is Criticized as Unduly Cruel (http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/30/world/secrecy-of-japan-s-executions-is-criticized-as-unduly-cruel.html?pagewanted=1)

Gender inequality & sex industry

Japan Times : KII MOUNTAIN RANGE GAMBIT - UNESCO heritage bid challenged over gender bias (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?nn20040501f1.htm)

New York Times : It's See No Evil, Have No Harassment in Japan (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/05/07/business/it-s-see-no-evil-have-no-harassment-in-japan.html?pagewanted=1)

Asia Times : Sex trade exploitation: Destination Japan (http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/EA25Dh01.html)

TIME : Shopping and Sex Please, We're Japanese (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,107299,00.html)

Social rights

Reuters : Japan's surrogate mothers emerge from shadows (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST3565520080313)

Juvenile problems

BBC News : Japan: The Missing Million (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2334893.stm)

Ageing society

New York Times : Japan Seeks Robotic Help in Caring for the Aged (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/05/international/asia/05JAPA.html?pagewanted=1)

Suicide

Politicalaffairs.net : Japan: Why do over 30,000 people kill themselves every year? (http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/1317/)

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A few Wikipedia articles on Japanese society :

Aging of Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aging_of_Japan)

Suicide in Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Japan)

Karōshi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karoshi)

Women in Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Japan)

Groping in Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groping#Groping_in_Japan)

Prostitution in Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Japan)

Enjo kōsai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enjo_k%C5%8Dsai) (teen prostitution)

Love hotels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_hotel)

Ganguro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro) ("black-faced girls")

LGBT in Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_Japan)