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Asian Breeze

We publish the newsletter Asian Breeze, available in Japanese and English, three times a year.
Featuring topics on women especially in the Asia-Pacific region, the newsletter carries columns by both Japanese and overseas experts in various fields, as well as local reports by foreign correspondents.



Asian Breeze No.65

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Welcome to Incheon, the Women-Friendly City” by Dr. KIM Min-Bae, President, Incheon Development Institute (IDI)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Women’s Human Rights in Media Coverage (Part 1)”
  • FEATURES―Activities by Dating DV Prevention Education Facilitators
  • Report on Participation in the 56th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

No. 65 June 2012

Asian Breeze No.64

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Violence against Women is not a private matter: it’s a public crisis that demands a public response” by Ms. Michelle BACHELET, Under-secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Director, UN Women
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Reflections on Dating DV (Part 3)”
  • FEATURES―”The 22nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women”
  • Conclusion of Agreement on Exchange and Cooperation with Incheon Development Institute (IDI), Korea

No. 64 February 2012

Asian Breeze No.63

  • WOMEN TODAY―"The Third Basic Plan for Gender Equality: International Perspective" by Mr. Takashi KASHIMA, Professor, Jissen Women’s University
  • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION―"Village of Hope: A Rwandan Couple Assists Female Genocide Victims"
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―"Reflections on Dating DV (Part 2)"

No. 63 October 2011

Asian Breeze No.62

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Women in the Asian Pacific Region and United Nations” by Ms. Hiroko HARA, Advisor of JAWW (Japan Women’s Watch)
  • SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION―”White House releases a Groundbreaking Report on Women in American Society” by Mr. Michael Chadwick, Consul for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Fukuoka
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Reflections on Dating DV (Part 1)” by Ms. Noriko YAMAGUCHI, a Representative of Aware

No. 62 June 2011

Asian Breeze No.61

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Dalian Women’s Development after 1995’s Conference on Women in Beijing” by Ms. Wang Ling-Jie, President of Dalian Women’s Federation in China
  • FEATURES― The 21st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • World Report Seminar “Domiciled Foreign Women and the Local Community”
  • Foreign Correspondents Report― from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and China

No. 61 February 2011

Asian Breeze No.60

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Work-Life Balance―A Message for Working Women” by Ms. Susan H. Roos, Lawyer and wife of U.S. Ambassador
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Japan’s New Lay Judge System and Gender (Part 3)”
  • The Japan-Korea Joint Seminar Held in Korea
  • Does Love Mean Restrictions?―Preventing of Dating DV


No. 60 November 2010


Asian Breeze No.59

  • WOMEN TODAY―”ROK Challenges Low Birth Rate Aging Society” by Ms. Kyungsook KIM, Former President, Chungcheongnam-do Women’s Policy Development Institute (CWPDI)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―Japan’s New Lay Judge System and Gender (Part2)
  • The 54th CSW/Joint Seminar with CWPDI in New York
  • The 8th JICA Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers

No.59 July 2010

Asian Breeze No.58

  • WOMEN TODAY―”30 Years of the Women’s Convention: Not a Declaration but a Legally Binding and Implementable Women’s Human Rights Instrument” by Ms. Dubravka SIMONOVIC, CEDAW Committee member
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Japan’s New Lay Judge System and Gender (Part 1)” by Ms. Mikiko OTANI, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for the Gender Equality Promotion Division, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
  • The 20th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • MOU on Academic Exchange Concluded with CWPDI, Korea


No. 58 March 2010

Asian Breeze No.57

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Ending Violence Against Women : What will it Take?” by Ms. Ines ALBERDI, Executive Director of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Effective Anti-HIV/AIDS Measures (Part 3)”
  • FEATURES― Summer Seminar on Michelle OBAMA
  • JICA Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers

No. 57 November 2009

Asian Breeze No.56

  • WOMEN TODAY―”Norway: A Haven for Gender Equality and Families? Politics that pay off in economic terms and the number of babies” by Ms. Arni HOLE, Director General, the Department of Family and Equality, the Royal Ministry of Children and Equality
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Gender-Sensitive Measures to Prevent HIV/AIDS (Part2)”
  • Participating in the 53rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 
  • New Foreign Correspondents’ theme “Your Daily Life- Clothing, Dietary Life and Living Environment” 

No.59 July 2010