The first woman to climb Mount Everest was honored by Google on what would have been her 80th birthday.
Japanese fashion retail giant Uniqlo will likely have a female leader in the future, setting an example of a corporate shift from traditional gender roles that have typically left women under the glass ceiling.
Tadashi Yanai, founder and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing Co., which wholly owns Uniqlo, has expressed his preference for a female successor on Tuesday saying that the job is simply more suitable for a woman.
A photograph of four young women purportedly hosing a fire during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has appeared on several mainstream publications and history books as an iconic symbol of determination against adversity.
It was later revealed, however, that the image was actually taken from a training exercise.
There is no shortage of stories about legendary Japanese samurai warriors in modern pop culture; but most stories only feature the male ones.
Contrary to popular belief, female samurai existed and were just as fierce and skillful as their male counterparts.
A young girl in India died alone in a hut during a deadly cyclone after she was forced to sleep there separately because she was on her period.
The 14-year-old victim, identified as S. Vijayalakshmi, was trapped in the isolated hut called the gaokor when cyclone Gaja made landfall in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on November 16.
Indonesian Women Must Reportedly Pass ‘Two-Finger’ Virginity Test Before Joining Police
Women in Indonesia hoping to join the police force are reportedly subjected to a “two-finger” virginity test that supposedly proves they are “good girls.”
The test, which involves the insertion of two fingers into an applicant’s vagina, determines whether the hymen is still intact — a method long proven to be an inaccurate indicator of a woman’s virginity.
To tackle the problem that officials called “period poverty,” the Seoul Metropolitan Government recently launched a program that will give out free sanitary products to women around South Korea’s capital city.
The program, which is part of the city’s newly revised Gender Equality Basic Ordinance, was launched on October 8, Monday, according to its official press release.
A minor internet personality in Thailand known for living in a cave on Koh Phangan suddenly blew up in popularity after sharing the story on how he managed to invite a Russian woman back to his humble abode.
White guys who are into Asian women can be classified into five distinct types, according to a hilarious but insightful video that has become widely shared on Facebook.
Uploaded by Facebook page SeventhGrade, the nearly five-minute clip titled “The Five White Guys Asian Women Encounter” showed the types of men hitting on Asian women using their cringe-worthy pickup lines.
A new web series that aims to empower Asian girls and all kids of color to embrace their identities and be allies to other social movements was unveiled on Tuesday.
“Radical Cram School” consists of six “Sesame Street”-style episodes that tackle timely issues such as racism, misogyny and bullying in a child-friendly context.