Womansword: what Japanese words say about women

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Kodansha International, 1987 - Social Science - 151 pages
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Explains the meaning of Japanese words related to female identity, girlhood, married life, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging, and discusses what these words reveal about their attitude towards women

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About the author (1987)

KITTREDGE CHERRY has written for Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Illinois before going to Japan on a Rotary Foundation Journalism scholarship in 1982. She has worked for many years in the communications
JANET ASHBY is a freelance writer and translator who has lived in Japan since 1975. She has written a column in the Japan Times for several years on Japanese books and has a particular interest in Japanese popular culture.

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