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World Report “Gender and Language―Nepal, Vietnam and Japan―” (July 11, 2009)

On July 11, we held the seminar ” World Report―Gender and Language―”.


world report 20090711_01.jpgThis seminar has provided audience with an opportunity to reconsider gender in terms of words or expressions we commonly use in our daily lives. For instance, here in Japan, we have gender-biased words:”JOI” means a woman doctor, “JYOKETSU” means a brave woman, and “GOKE” means a widow. Also in English, there are words such as “chairman”, “fireman”.


We have focused on language culture in terms of gender perspectives by introducing each country’s words or expressions and shared the cases of foreign countries.


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 Documents of the day

Program (93.5KB)

Report from Nepal (summary) (30.6KB)

Report from Vietnam (summary) (62.2KB)