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Surprising Facts Regarding Empress Michiko

Most little girls grow up dreaming of what life would be like as a member of royalty, but in the case of Michiko Shoda, born on 20 October 1934, that impossible dream became reality...

Women in Indonesia

Women have traditionally been held in a high place in many cultures of the archipelago, and it was the advent first of Islam and subsequently European colonialism which helped push women exclusively into the...

The historically significant role of the Geisha.

The culture of the Japanese is distinct and includes the kabuki theatre and the samurai. One of the most unique aspects is the geisha. This beautiful tradition empowered Japan when the world was without...

Five Modern Women in Power – Female Heads of State

The plight of females has come a very long way in the last century, in the past women were purely viewed as subservient creatures meant to care for children and the home. In modern...

Tomoe Gozen – the powerful female samurai few know about

Tomoe Gozen is a name more people should know about. In medieval Japan, a period when women rarely took up arms except in times of necessity, Tomoe is one of the few who dedicated...

These Asian scientists changed the world

Professor Masayo Takahashi Named one of “Nature” magazine’s top 5 “Scientists to Watch in 2014,” Takahashi was declared one of the publication's “10 People Who Mattered in 2014.” This dynamic, young researcher established her credentials...

Five brave Asian women who influenced history

Yosano Akiko was born 7 December 1878 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. In high school she subscribed to a magazine called Bright Star. Their editor, Tekkan Yosano, who taught her a form a poetry called...

Why does China have so few female politicians?

Why does China have so few female politicians? In 1949 the communists of Mao Zedong took power in China. Since then no woman has been appointed to the top political body in China or become...

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