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Book Subject Tag: Social change

  • Black Box: The Memoir That Sparked Japan’s #Metoo Movement

    Black Box is a riveting, sobering memoir that chronicles one woman’s struggle for justice, calling for changes to an industry–and in society at large–to ensure that future victims of sexual assault can come forward without being silenced and humiliated. In 2015, an aspiring young journalist named Shiori Ito charged prominent reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi with rape. After…

  • Digital geishas and talking frogs : the best 21st century short stories from Japan

    This collection of short stories features the most up-to-date and exciting writing form the most popular and celebrated authors in Japan today. These wildly imaginative and boundary-bursting stories reveal fascinating and unexpected personal responses to the changes raging through today’s Japan. Along with some of the world’s most renowned Japanese authors, Digital Geishas and Talking…