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London 2012: Japan, Australia and organisers face sexism claims

July 19, 2012

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As Japan and Australia fly successful women’s teams in steerage, British canoeist accuses Locog of illegal sexism Despite being current world champions, the Japanese women’s football team had to fly to the Olympic Games in economy class. Photograph: AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis When boarding an aeroplane en route to compete at the Olympics, turn left if you’re […]

First Class Citizens? Surprising Truth About Women’s Equality In Japan

July 18, 2012

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By Jacey Fortin: Last week, members of Japan‘s female soccer team, who are contending for a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, flew from Tokyo to Paris. By all accounts, the flight went smoothly, but the women could have used a bit more legroom on the 12-hour trip. (Photo: Reuters) The athletes, who became […]