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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.95 (Web Newsletter)

  • Protecting Youth from Online “Gender-Based Violence” in Indonesia
    – SUZUKI Mari (Vice President, Executive Secretary, Asian Community Center 21 (ACC21))
  • Creating opportunities for underprivileged people 
    – TSURU Saki (Co-founder, ‘Musubite’, NPO)

No. 95, March 2023

Asian Breeze No.94 (Online Newsletter)

  • Promoting Gender Equality and women’s empowerment in Egypt
    – Rasha Hassan, Ph.D. (Gender Advisor)
  • Gender Equality and Women Empowernment: A Smart Way to Achieve Development
    – James Twene (AG. Director, Department of Gender, Upper East Region, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), Ghana)

No. 94, February 2023

Asian Breeze No. 93 (Web Newsletter)

  • Business and Human Rights, and World Cup – Yuka IWATSUKI (President of ACE)
  • A crucial matter: mainstreaming gender into all the population programmes – Mitsuko HORIUCHI (President of KFAW)

No. 93, January 2023

Asian Breeze No. 92 (Web Newsletter)

  • Pre-event of the 33rd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women – entitled “Fleeing Ukraine to Moldova -Women and Children Refugees” 
  • JICA’s Cooperation to Moldova - Satoshi Sugimoto (Chief Representative, JICA Ukraine Field Office)
  • How Moldova national authority supports Ukrainian women and children refugees “Small Country with a Big Heart” - Vladimir Negura (Head, International Relations and European Affairs Directorate, General Police Inspectorate, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Republic of Moldova)
  • Notable debates on the refugee crisis at the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova - Rodica Zadnipru (Senior Consultant, Department of Assistance and Development, Secretariat of the Parliament, Republic of Moldova) 

No. 92, August 2022

Asian Breeze No. 91

  • WOMEN TODAY ― FIG Gender Equality Forum in Kitakyushu Keynote Speech
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES ― “Computers and Women’s Empowerment” (Part 2)
  • 32nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • KFAW Career Development Program for High school Students
  • KFAW International Understanding Seminar

No. 91, February 2022

Asian Breeze No. 90

  • WOMEN TODAY ― “How Gender Equality Will Move Forward”
  • Mary C. Brinton, Harvard University


  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES ― “Computers and Women’s Empowerment” (Part 1)
  • Harumichi Yuasa, Meiji University


  • 32nd KFAW Research Report Session
  • NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Parallel Event
  • Reports from KFAW Foreign Correspondents 2021-2022

No. 90, August 2021

Asian Breeze No. 89

  • WOMEN TODAY ― “COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to promote gender equality”
  • Osamu Kunii, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria


  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES ― “Climate Crisis and Gender” (Part 2)
  • Kazuo Matsushita, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University


  • 31st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • KFAW Asian Gender Researchers Network Seminar
  • Report from KFAW 30th Foreign Correspondent

No. 89, February 2021

Asian Breeze No. 88

  • WOMEN TODAY ― “Gender and Climate Change in Bhutan with a Focus on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Priority Area: Agriculture”
  • Kunzang Lhamu, Director of the National Commission for Women and Children, Royal Government of Bhutan


  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES ― “Climate Crisis and Gender (Part 1)
  • Kazuo Matsushita, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University


  • COVID-19 and the Impact on Women
  • Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers 2019 [Course B] (Winter 2020)
  • Report from KFAW 30th Foreign Correspondent


No. 88, August 2020

Asian Breeze No. 86

  • WOMEN TODAY―”What is the Beijing+25?” by Ms. Mitsuko Horiuchi, President of KFAW
  • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”The Core Aspirations of SDGs and Goal 5 as its Leverage Point (Part 1)” by Mr. Kazuo Tase, President and CEO, SDG Partners, Inc.
  • The 29th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women
  • KFAW Thailand Study Tour 2018
  • KFAW 28th/29th Foreign Correspondent Reports


No. 86 August, 2019

Asian Breeze No. 85

  • WOMEN TODAY ―”Reflections on Childhood Words” by Ms. Severn Cullis – Suzuki, Canadian Environmental Activist
  • FEATURES―KFAW World Report Seminar
  • KFAW Asian Researchers Network Seminar
  • The 28th KFAW Foreign Correspondent Reports
  • No. 85 March, 2019