Japan's Literary Feminists: The "Seito" Group

  title={Japan's Literary Feminists: The "Seito" Group},
  author={Pauline C. Reich and Atsuko Fukuda},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={280 - 291}
Despite an active and productive first-wave feminist movement, which predates by two generations current international efforts to improve the status of women, present-day Japan, with its "modern" society dominated by samurai in business suits, does not reflect the gains women have made in other nations and societies. Preceding the necessary political activism of such contemporary leaders as Ichikawa Fusae (b. 1893)1 was a literary articulation of women's awareness of themselves and of their… Expand
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