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ICHINOKAWA Yasutaka
KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki
KOKADO Minori
MATSUBARA Yoko
TATEIWA Shinya
YAMAMOTO Yumiko
YUI Hideki

Literature

KOKADO Minori April 30, 2015@French Bioethics Law: How Reproductive Medicine Is ConductedCNakanishiya Shuppan, 228p.@ISBN-10: 4779509610@ISBN-13: 9784779509612@3800+tax [amazon]^mkinokuniyan

YUI Hideki March 25, 2015@Modern History of Artificial Insemination: Postwar "Families" and Medicines / TechnologiesCSeikyusha, 306p.@ISBN-10:4787233858@ISBN-13:978-4787233851@3000+@[amazon]^[kinokuniya]

YAMAMOTO Yumiko March 20, 2015@Becoming a Stillbirth Child: Interpreting "a Fetus who Is Going to Die" and Bioethics from Case Studies in FranceCSeikatsu Shoin, 272p.@ISBN-10:4865000356@ISBN-13:978-4865000351@2800+ tax@[amazon]^[kinokuniya]

KROLØKKE Charlotte@March 31, 2014 "KinTra -A Danish research project When babies, bodies and bioethics are on the move", KOKADO Minori, YOSHIDA Kashimi & MATSUBARA Yoko (Eds.) March 31, 2014 Technologies and Ethics concerning Reproduction: From Japanese/European Viewpoints, Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.22, pp.165-177.

KOKADO Minori, YOSHIDA Kashimi & MATSUBARA Yoko (Eds.) March 31, 2014 Technologies and Ethics concerning Reproduction: From Japanese/European Viewpoints, Report Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.22, 240p. ISSN 1882-6539

Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University (Ed.) March 31, 2014@Ars Vivendi Vol.7CSeikatsu ShoinC272p.@ISBN-10: 4865000216@ISBN-13: 9784865000214@2200{tax@[amazon]^[kinokuniya]@

YUI Hideki@September 1, 2012 "Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Present / Past/ Future of Artificial Insemination by Donor"
http://www.ritsumei-arsvi.org/en/news/read/id/173

KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki@June 22, 2012 Philosophy of Life and Illness: Political Economy of Existence, Seidosha, 384p.@ISBN-10:4791766571@ISBN-13:978-4791766574; 2400 yen + tax [amazon]^[kinokuniya]

TAMAI Mariko & OTANI Izumi (Eds.)@March 5, 2011 Introductory Bioethics 235p. ISBN-10: 4641124205 ISBN-13: 978-4641124202@1995 [amazon]^[kinokuniya]

SAKURAI Hiroko & HOTTA Yoshitaro (Eds.) December 4, 2009 Ethics of Birth: Choice toward "Living"CReport Issued by Research Center for Ars Vivendi of Ritsumeikan University, Vol.10,@194p.@ISSN 1882-6539

MATSUBARA Yoko December 1998 "The Enactment of Japan's Sterilization Laws in the 1940s: A Prelude to Postwar Eugenic Policy," Historia Scientiarum, The History of Science Society of Japan, vol.8, no.2, pp.187-201. [MS Word, English]

TSUCHIYA Takashi 1997 "Eugenic Sterilizations in Japan and Recent Demands for Apology: A Report", Newsletter of the Network on Ethics and Intellectual Disability 3(1): 1-4

TATEIWA Shinya 1997 On Private Property(Shiteki-Shoyu Ron), Tokyo, Keiso-Shobo
Chapter 9 "Dealing with correct forms of eugenics" (translation by Robert Chapeskie)

@@1970's- in Japan
chapter 9, note 9
@@Assertions made within the women's movement during this period are not homogenous. This is symbolized by the conflict between the "Chupiren" ("Chusetuskinshihou ni hantaishi pirukaikin wo youkyusuru josei kaihourengo" or "Alliance of women who oppose the law prohibiting abortion and demand the lifting of the ban on the pill") which asserted that "whether or not to give birth should be decided by the woman in question", called for access to abortion as a right in all cases, viewed the Eugenic Protection Law as a law prohibiting abortion, and demanded the complete abolition of this law and a lifting of the ban on the [female contraceptive] pill, and the "Ribu Shinjuku Senta ("Shinjuku Lib Centre") which, while taking up the abolition of the Eugenic Protection Law and the idea of abortion as a right, at the same time also took issue with a society that placed all of the burdens of parenthood on one parent, addressing the problem of a society in which women will not give birth and asserting that to make abortion truly a right there must be "a society which supports childbearing, a society in which women want to give birth". The former sides completely with the parent = women and consistently argues from this perspective (E). The latter takes issue with a society which prioritizes productivity and does not support childrearing and explores the possibility of a joint attack against eugenic thought. Here amniocentesis testing is criticized (F).
@@The latter movement was eventually taken over by the woman's movement. However, while the emphasis may have shifted towards asserting the rights of women as the individuals in question and away from addressing the factors that shape the current reality and fighting to change them alongside disabled people, the idea that the issue should be approached from the perspective of addressing the burdens placed on women rather than actively supporting selective abortion itself remained unchanged. (Even in E these kinds of rights are not actively argued). Akiyama [1991] [1993] states that while the Chupiren's flamboyant behavior drew a lot of attention from the mass media it did not comprise the largest segment of the movement at the time. The above is therefore a confirmation of the range of amplitude of the assertions being made during this period (cf. Tanaka [1972] [1983], Ehara [1991b], "Impaction" 73 [1992], Ueno [1994:5-8], and Morioka [1995c]).

Theme-related Sites

Bioethics
Eugenics
Discourses on Prenatal Diagnosis
Prenatal Diagnosis

Newspaper Articles

August 5, 2014@"More Japanese women freezing their eggs as insurance for future pregnancies" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/05/national/social-issues/more-japanese-women-freezing-their-eggs-as-inusrance-for-future-pregnancies/

June 15, 2014@"Plan for surrogate births" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/06/15/editorials/plan-surrogate-births/

March 17, 2014@"Women taking charge to save the environment" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/03/17/commentary/world-commentary/women-taking-charge-to-save-the-environment/

December 12, 2013@"Top court rules transsexual husband as father of in vitro child" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/12/national/crime-legal/top-court-rules-transsexual-husband-as-father-of-in-vitro-child/

April 17, 2013@"Japanfs population falls by record level" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/17/national/social-issues/japans-population-falls-by-record-level/

March 10, 2013@"Radiation emay affect reproductionf" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/10/national/radiation-may-affect-reproduction/

October 14, 2012@"Why stem-cell science thrives in Japan" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/10/14/national/science-health/why-stem-cell-science-thrives-in-japan/

April 29, 2012@"Reversing Japanfs rising sex aversion may depend on a rebirth of hope" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2012/04/29/commentary/reversing-japans-rising-sex-aversion-may-depend-on-a-rebirth-of-hope/

November 2, 2011@"The end of population growth" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2011/11/02/commentary/world-commentary/the-end-of-population-growth/

February 8, 2009@"City ecology explains Japanfs low birthrate" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/02/08/national/science-health/city-ecology-explains-japans-low-birthrate/

May 28, 2007@"Woman born in vitro gave birth in 2003" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2007/05/28/national/woman-born-in-vitro-gave-birth-in-2003/

March 24, 2007@"Top court: No registry for pair born to surrogate" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2007/05/28/national/woman-born-in-vitro-gave-birth-in-2003/

December 13, 2006@"Couple with HIV want child by in vitro" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2006/12/13/national/couple-with-hiv-want-child-by-in-vitro/

October 10, 2005@"Cord blood stem cells reproduced" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2005/10/10/national/cord-blood-stem-cells-reproduced/

September 30, 2005@"Dead sperm donorfs in vitro paternity not recognized" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2005/09/30/national/dead-sperm-donors-in-vitro-paternity-not-recognized/

December 13, 2001@"When sex roles reverse" iThe Japan Timesj
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2001/12/13/national/science-health/when-sex-roles-reverse/

Events

January 30, 2010 "Open Lecture Cinema Education "Humanity and Society Today" Series 4 "In the Midst of Hardship ? Children and Hope": "Hasshu"", Suzaku Campus, Ritsumeikan University



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