According to the presenter, Japan comes in second place among OECD member countries in terms of relative poverty, and like everywhere else in the world, it is the women here who are the "poorest of the poor." Watch to find out more.
EXPLANATION OF 'RELATIVE POVERTY': The USA and Japan hold the leading positions among the world’s most industrially developed countries in terms of relative poverty. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the percentage of US families whose profit is lower than the average income makes up 13.7. The number of such families in Japan reaches 13.5 percent. A report from the organization says that the USA and Japan cannot guarantee sufficient income to all citizens despite a high level of economic development. The two countries take the first and the second place respectively on the level of relative poverty. The notion of ‘relative poverty’ defines a part of population receiving less than 50 percent of the average income in a country.
Single Mothers Lead Japan's Poor Population (3 min.)
Women's Poverty Often an Overlooked Issue in Japan
Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem (NYT)
Key words/phrases: Joni Seager, relative poverty, Africa, India, Japan, USA, single female-headed household, gender pay gap, childcare, discrimination, OECD, single mother
Have you ever experienced dyeing or perming your hair? The sophomore presentation “Hair Dye” showed that hair dye is related to diseases such as bladder cancer. My hair is not only dyed but also permed now, so I am wondering how dangerous a perm is. I’ll introduce some eye-opening facts I found (1.) on/by/through my own. First of all, the process of a perm is roughly two steps; breaking and reforming cells in the hair. The perm solution includes terrible chemicals, which are similar to chemicals in weed-killer and defoliant, to destroy the inside of the hair. They are one-eight hundredth as poisonous as a weed-killer and six times as toxic as a pesticide. Compared to the hair dye which is one-three thousandth as poisonous as a weed-killer, the perm solution is by far (2.) less/more dangerous. Undoubtedly, it has serious effects on the human body. Have you ever heard of the Vietnam War? During that time, a lot of defoliants were used as a weapon. They seriously affected unborn children in woman’s bodies, and the number of the children born with deformed body parts grew rapidly after the war. The horrible thing is that the perm solution has similar chemicals to these, defoliants. However, a lot of people use it in (3.) daily/dairy life. As the presenter said, nothing is more terrible than (4.) ignorance/ignorant. Although the effects of a perm are more serious than people think, most people remain unaware. If this goes on, you, your future children and/or your precious person may be a victim. We need to actively collect every types of information. We can (5.) a_ _ _ _ tragedy with a change in thinking.
Key words/phrases: Para-phenylenediamine (PPD), Henna, Bladder Cancer Cafe, carcinogen, PPD-induced anaphylactic shock, cancer, atopic dermatitis, allergy
and two related spoofs:
And do NOT buy Body Shop!
Key words-phrases: Japanese Civil Code, marriage, marriageable age, teen pregnancy.
It is almost always the girls who marry at an early age. On average in Ethiopia, there is an eight-year age difference between partners.
WERI-events added 'Water and Life' to 5 October, World Teachers' Day: 5 October, World Teachers' Day is a Group created by Dian Parmionova Christina
Visit the Group here: vimeo.com/groups/69894
30 Million Litres Flushed after Man Urinates in Water
A SAMPLING OF STUDENT-GENERATED TOILET POEMS,
DOSHISHA WOMEN'S COLLEGE:
Let your everlasting friend, the toilet, be proud of you―use less water and paper.
Save precious toilet paper for earth, which includes you.
You can’t find the money for donation, or
The time to donate blood, or
A single thing about volunteering
Inside your head
If you can save water
You are caring.
There are things you can do for the earth even just when you go to the toilet. Conserve water and paper.
Did you know? The same amount of water is used.
One flush = one person living for a day.
The amount of fresh water flushed never comes back.
The toilet paper wants to stay in the restroom as long as possible.
When using a toilet, please remember that there are many children
Who do not have access to basic school supplies, including paper.
Also please remember that there are many children
Who do not have access to clean water.
Think of the whole world,
Even though the toilet is a small place.
Fifty cups of water are flushed away once you pull the toilet bar down.
We can use the toilet many times, but we use its paper only once.
Please consider how many trees are cut down every day for your toilet.
Conserving in the toilet can be a big contribution to the earth.
Changing the amount of toilet water according to the circumstance
We can save 3000 yen for a year
So that 57 children in Kenya can study."
When you use the toilet, just think about how many people want that amount of water you flush away.
Dear People Getting Lost,
Not knowing how to be ecological, people in the world scream “ecological and ecological.”
And then we forget the problem.
But easy and simple is it.
When we go to the bathroom
We should be careful not to waste toilet paper or water.
If everyone is careful, then,
The world will change.
Being ecological is easy and simple,
Why don’t you use 'otohime'
(the machine that makes sounds of water flushing)
Instead of pushing the water tag?
'Otohime' is a god of toilets.
It tries to save water for us.
Water is important for life.
When we push the water tag twice
For hiding physical sounds and flushing,
We waste water doubly.
Water is limited.
Use 'otohime', and save water.
Isn't it enough?
Don't waste paper and water.