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The “Asian Breeze” is a newsletter published in English and Japanese by Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women/KFAW. It covers a wide range of up-to-date topics such as gender equality, empowerment of all of women and girls, SDGs and environmental issues and so on, allowing you to see 'Asian women today'. We hope you will enjoy reading it.

Asian Breeze No.96 (Web Newsletter)

  • Overcoming adversity: Street youth of Metro Manila receive vocational-technical training certificates, pave the way for a brighter future
    – Dr. Herbert Q Carpio, Executive Director of Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc.

  • For a Society Where Every Child Believes Changing the World Better is Possible Report on Change Makers Fes2023
    – NAKAJIMA Sanae, Chair of the Board, Free The Children Japan

  • Experiences of women with disabilities in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic
    – KANAZAWA Mami, 2021/22 KFAW Visiting Researcher

No. 96, May 2023

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