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A new book of student research into key areas of gender in modern Japan highlights emerging trends of redefinition between sexes, and the impact on its society. There is a picture of Japanese gender roles familiar to many—the suited "salary man" with the stoic work ethic and slavish commute, and the housewife, single-mindedly occupied with her children’s education and tending to the home.
Fixing things is back in fashion, as new consumers seek to reduce waste and become more self-sufficient. From this week's Guardian Sustainable Business blog:
This movement towards a new culture of repair is characterized by a deep sense of purpose. Yet if you listen to stories coming from the existing community, it's not just about pragmatic problem solving–it's also fun and empowering.