Japan Info offers, this month, a new paper journal tackling the subject of childhood in Japan, with in particular the children’s day in the spotlight in May. Also to discover, the portrait of Miki Sekiguchi, psychologist in France. Finally in double photo page, go to Mount Zaô under a spring sky.
While Japan is experiencing a demographic crisis between the aging of its population and the low birth rate, the child is a precious resource that must be taken care of.
Summary: Japanese awakening
Assisted Reproduction: A baby at all costs?
Phebe Leroyer – Journalist
More than 48,000 children are believed to have been born to assisted reproduction in Japan in recent years. Like the imperial couple, more and more Japanese are turning to Assisted Reproduction when the stork is struggling to pass …
The “free schools”, against the tide of the system
Jessy Perié – Journalist
We talk a lot about standards when we talk about Japan. But faced with certain societal problems, counter-current initiatives may arise. This is the case of free schools – “free schools” – which offer an alternative to “futoko”, these children refusing to go to school …
Parental abduction, still unpunished
Agnès Redon – journalist
Every year in Japan, separated fathers and mothers are brutally deprived of their children. Parental child abduction in Japan is a major problem, denounced by European heads of state, including President Emmanuel Macron. But faced with the cries of distress from these parents and their abducted children, Japanese as well as foreigners, Japan responds that their reproaches remain without
foundation and that the law is respected …
Infographic: Childhood in Japan
The spring palette of Mount Zaô
Kodomo no hi: Children’s day
Robin Chatelier – Editor
At the end of Golden Week, May 5 is Kodomo no hi (子 供 の 日) or Children’s Day.
It is on this occasion that we can see paper carp hanging on sticks in front of the houses …
Émilie Guyonnet – Journalist
Tôhoku is a rural and modest region, located north of Kantô (Tokyo region). She was hit hard by the earthquake and the
tsunami of March 11, 2011…
Meiji through the prism of anarchism
Published on April 29 by the Sorbonne, a marvel of history, the new work by Phillippe
Pelletier, doctor of geography and specialist in Japan, takes us to the rediscovery of the Meiji era
Miyazaki and tapestry
The work of Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is showcased with Aubusson tapestries …
Portrait: Miki Sekiguchi, psychologist in France
Mathieu Rocher – Journalist
With a keen sense of the role played by vocabulary, the psychologist Miki Sekiguchi offers soothing support to an eclectic patient base. Even if psychological suffering has no borders.