Mieko Kawakami Cracks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan

TOKYO — To explain the pressure felt by women in Japanese society, the novelist Mieko Kawakami recalls a playground prank from elementary school. The boys would run around and flip up the skirts of certain girls to catch a glimpse of their underwear. That was mortifying enough. Yet it was just as shameful for the … Continue reading Mieko Kawakami Cracks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan