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Asian American Women and Depression

Asian Americans and mental illness. This is important and lesser known. Yes, it’s a post that is Debbie Downer on a nice saturday, etc, but in the end, you can’t just hide these facts and situations. It’s happening to someone you know, you just don’t know it. “This plays into a surprising statistic among Asian American women. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Asian American women aged 15 to 24 have the highest rates of depressive symptoms of any ethnic or gender group. The CDC reports that young Asian American women have the second highest suicide rate among their age group – the same goes for Asian American women over 65.” Great work (KALW – Depression)

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Comfort Women Posters Put Up in Japan

The posters appear to similar as the one that got put in as a full page Wall Street Journal advertisement by singer and professor in Korea. This article by Japan Probe goes on to talk about both sides. A) the event that happened during war time B) the Japanese responses including what reparations were paid. From Japan Probe, “When the comfort women issue gained international attention in the 1990′s, the Japanese government decided that it was a special case. Despite the fact that the previous treaty had legally settled the reparations issue and despite the fact that South Korea had paid compensation to the women, measures were taken to provide additional aid to former comfort women. Directly paying reparations would...

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