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Fighting Prejudice in Japan


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Table of Contents

  • Figure
  • Photographs
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Short History of Hansen's Disease in Japan
  • Part I: Stories as Told by Daughters and Sisters
  • Episode 1: Restored Memories
  • Episode 2: Thanking Parents for Giving Birth to Me
  • Episode 3: Painful Consciousness of Hating My Own Father
  • Episode 4: I Should Have Been Nicer to My Father
  • Episode 5: Never Ever Moving Away
  • Episode 6: Living in the Sanatorium despite Being a Non?patient
  • Part II: Stories as Told by Sons and Brothers
  • Episode 7: Son of a 'Leper'
  • Episode 8: At the Forefront of the Bereaved
  • Families' Lawsuit
  • Episode 9: Forced out of High School
  • Episode 10: Growing up without Knowing Parents
  • Episode 11: Proudly Born in Wak?en
  • Episode 12: Unfulfilled Aspirations
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Index

About the Author

Ai Kurosaka is Associate Professor at Tohoku Gakuin University. She obtained a PhD in Sociology from Saitama University, and her research focuses on social discrimination in Japan, especially in relation to Hansen's disease and Buraku discrimination.

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