The very idea of such leave is considered taboo: In Japan, such criticism is referred to as “pata-hara,” or paternity harassment, per NPR.
Hostile takeovers among Japanese firms were considered almost taboo for years, but a flurry of bids in 2019 suggested a long-predicted wave of consolidation could finally have arrived.
As Tokyo was subject to social revolution in the 1970s, Saeki’s drawings—which took an overt, even playful approach to sexual taboo—captured the mood.
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida, under fire from shareholders angry about the automaker’s slow-paced revival, said his team is creating a new restructuring plan “fast” and that the company will cut deeply in the critical North American market with “no taboos whatsoever.
“The plan is underway today, fast,” Uchida said. “The direction we are following is not wrong… We are going to reduce our expenses in North America with no taboos whatsoever.”
Overturning the taboo around unlimited monetary easing will exacerbate fundamental dysfunction in the architecture of finance, capital markets and investment management. This month, the Bank of Japan – dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as “the central bank that ate Japan” – will end up owning half of the country’s commercial paper and a sixth of its corporate bonds.
The challenge of underfunded pensions or financial repression in general will only get worse forcing us to confront additional taboos further down the line.
The outright taboo around capital controls was already dented in 2012 when the IMF reversed its earlier stance and supported their use “as a last resort, imposed selectively on capital inflows, and on a temporary basis”.
Overall, coordinated international assistance for emerging economies have not yet demonstrated the requisite imagination, especially when compared to the taboo-breaking decisive action taken in the domestic arena.
BARELY TWO weeks ago, the notion that Tokyo’s summer Olympic games should be postponed on account of the coronavirus pandemic was taboo among Japan’s ruling elites and the deferential national broadcaster, NHK .
The epidemic may one day be vanquished but this revolution in how central banks work in the world’s richest economies is likely to last much longer, ushering in a new era where monetary financing – the direct financing of governments by central banks – is no longer a taboo.
Not all futa hentai feature themes of nonconsent and taboo—but shock, anxiety, hesitation, and dubious consent are common in many futanari storylines. And depending on one’s gender, sexuality, and geographic locations, an interest in futanari might have vastly different implications.
“I’d say it’s popular because it’s taboo in both America and Japan—the latter still having archaic views on sexuality and gender expression ” Kidwell told the Daily Dot.
But futa has historically played an important role in many American trans feminine peoples’ coming out as a cultural symbol that, while alternative and taboo, could still be queered into a vessel for trans representation.
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But Bach said there should be “no taboo” in cutting costs for next year’s Games.
“So this concentration on the essentials should be reflected in the organization of these Games… there should be no taboo.
Muto said organizers are “reexamining service levels and requirements in every possible area.” IOC President Thomas Bach has said “nothing is taboo” as billions in costs pile up.
In India, viewing menstruation as taboo causes real harm, the author Rose George notes in “The Taboo of Menstruation.” Women face discrimination and superstition, sanitary supplies remain unavailable or unaffordable, and access to safe and clean toilet facilities serve as barriers in managing menstrual hygiene.
So does the taboo surrounding tattoos.
Why are tattoos taboo in Japan?
Japan’s laws on LGBT+ issues are relatively liberal compared with many Asian countries, with homosexual sex legal since 1880, but being openly gay remains largely taboo.
In Japan, formalizing the do’s and don’ts of married life or how assets are to be split in a breakup has largely been viewed as dooming the marriage to fail, with any discussion of the already taboo topic of divorce a cultural no-no.
For centuries, Japanese people considered eating beef especially taboo.
Beef was especially taboo, with certain shrines demanding more than 100 days of fasting as penance for consuming it.
As time went on, the practice would be solidified and expanded into a year-round taboo against all meat eating.
While all meat was considered corrupt and unclean, eating wild animals wasn’t completely unheard of. Plus, the Japanese aristocracy never completely gave up the practice. There are records of taxes paid and gifts sent to emperors in the form of pork, beef, and even milk. Meat was still taboo among the upper classes, but it was often treated as a special food with medicinal properties. In the 18th century, the Hikone Clan sent their annual gift of beef pickled in sake to the shogun in packages labeled as medicine. Birds were more acceptable as foodstuff than mammals, and dolphin and whale was frequently eaten, as they were considered fish.
Some mammals were more forbidden than others. According to Ishige, “the Buddhist concept of the transmigration of souls and the taboo on mammal meat became linked, and the belief spread that a person who ate the flesh of a four-legged animal would after death be reincarnated as a four-legged animal.” One government decree stated that anyone who’d eaten wild goat, wolf, rabbit, or raccoon dog was required to repent for five days before visiting a shrine.
The Meiji government began to chip away at the ancient dietary taboos. They set up companies to produce meat and dairy products. When the emperor himself ate meat to ring in the New Year in 1872, it went a long way toward convincing the Japanese to abandon their meatless customs. It wasn’t an easy transition. Devout Buddhists, such as the monks who attempted to break into the Imperial Palace and rural peasants who relied on their animals for farm work, had long accepted the idea that eating meat was a sin. One prefectural decree from 1872 reads “Although beef is a wonderfully nutritious food, there are still a great number of people barring our attempt at westernization by clinging to conventional customs,” adding, “Such action is contrary to the wishes of the Emperor.”
According to Atlas Obscura, for 1,200 years prior to 1872, the consumption of meat was considered a real taboo . If a regular Japanese person was seen to be eating the flesh of an animal, they would face serious punishment.
For a more down-to-earth take let’s speak to Nick Haslam, professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne and author of the 2012 book Psychology in the Bathroom. Of traditional attitudes towards poo, he says: “Poo is a primal object of disgust and shame, and we are motivated to remove and conceal it for that reason. And if you are putting something out of sight, it’s usually also the case that you put it out of mind as well by making it a taboo.” Haslam wonders if poo’s repositioning is part of a broader shift: “I suspect it’s driven by a cultural trend towards violating polite taboos with comic intent.”
He cites a study in which children were fed crackers topped with what they were told was poo. It concluded that after the age of three children learn poo is to be avoided at all costs, but that they also come to realise the difference between poo itself and representations of it. Kids, Haslam says, are “flirting with the taboo of doing something revolting”, which he equates to riding on a rollercoaster – a “controlled microdose of an intense negative emotion”.
The key to truly unlocking the public conversation, he thinks, may lie in the National Poo Museum securing a celebrity donation. His wishlist escalates quite dramatically: Chris Evans, Radio 1’s Greg James, David Attenborough, the Queen, the pope. “They could have a massive effect on the whole poo taboo, just by donating,” Roberts suggests.
Graffiti is rare in Japan, as the street art is considered taboo and culturally unacceptable.
The move was met with intense criticism and was perceived as an attempt to exploit the emperor for political purposes — a taboo in Japan given its wartime history.
It is taboo in Japan for anyone, including media organizations, to accept the idea publicly that the islands will never revert to Japanese sovereignty.
Maruyama violated this taboo when he asked Koyata Otsuka, the elderly leader of the Japanese group, if he saw any alternative other than war with Russia for reclaiming the islands.
“Every individual has a compelling story to tell, and a lot of them want to talk about it. I hope that by getting many people to know about individual stories it would change our society’s menstrual taboos,” Park commented.
The text of this article was generated by the Breaking The Silence system that collected 31 news articles posted on the web from January 2019 to September 2020 and clustered for the taboo subjects related to Japan