Episode 41: The Evolving Lives and Language of Women in Japan


Social anthropologist Professor Kaori Okano talks to presenter Ali Moore about the life transitions of a group of Japanese women whom she has interviewed regularly over the past 30 years. Sociolinguist Dr Ikuko Nakane joins the discussion to examine how their spoken language has reflected their life changes.


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Professor Kaori Okano and Dr Ikuko Nakane

Professor Kaori Okano and Dr Ikuko Nakane