Japan Info offers, this month, a new print journal addressing the topic of social pressures in Japan. Also to discover, the portrait of a Japanese in France, Emiko Kieffer. She tells us about Shinto with a lot of humility. On a double page, travel the Japanese Alps to Shirakawa and admire its late spring scenery.
In Japan, uniformity is essential, and beware of those who deviate from it. They will then be the target of jeers, bullying or even worse.
Summary: Social pressures and consequences on the Archipelago
The incessant ” body shaming »Japanese brands
Jessy Perie – Journalist
The body shaming, translatable as “humiliation of the body”, is a universal problem in our modern societies. Japan is no exception. The standards applied to the body are permanently visible: in the metro, on television, on Youtube… The body must be thin to be accepted…
The tough learning of the norm
” Ijime Literally means bullying. In fact, it designates bullying in particular at school, but also sometimes that encountered in adult life, particularly professional life. A complex phenomenon, which if not special in Japan remains a real challenge for Japanese society and its codes …
How to fight against the scourge of workplace harassment
Agnès Redon – journalist
Listening to employees who are victims of harassment and taking the necessary measures: this is the obligation of the bosses of large companies since June 1, 2020 (in April 2022 for SMEs and VSEs). Through this new directive, the Japanese government aims to tackle the scourge of harassment at work.
Infographic: Social pressure and consequences in Japan
The late spring of Shirakawa
A media that denounces the social problems in Japan
Phébé Leroye – Journalist
Far from the glitter and the hashtags in sight, the ” Blossom Project »Hatched on Instagram in April 2020. The mission of this Japanese account to more than 52,000 followers? Use the most bankable the moment to raise awareness of the social problems that plague the country …
Walls facing tsunamis
Émilie Guyonnet – Journalist
Following the 2011 tsunami, nearly 400 kilometers of concrete dikes were built on the northeast coast of Japan to deal with future tsunamis. A controversial choice …
The end of a model?
Since the end of the 1980s and the bursting of the speculative bubble, much has been said about the decline of Japan. What is it really ? Through seven chapters devoted to various aspects of Japanese society, economy, politics and culture, Valérie Niquet takes stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the Archipelago …
Amateur athletes in the spotlight after the Olympics
Romain Champagne – Journalist
The World Master Games (WMG) is a sports competition. Anyone over thirty can participate. These are amateur Olympic Games, since they are linked to the International Olympic Committee …
Portrait: Explaining Shinto to the French
Sophie Lavaur – Editor
Emiko kieffer is a Japanese from France, she published in 2019 a simple and enlightening book on Shinto, the ancestral religion of Japan. A book courageously written in French for the French, a literary adventure that she recounts with great humility …