This blog primarily features scholarly arguments from the field of critical heteronormativity studies with a focus on Japan.

Kenji T. Nishino, author* of the blog, writes:

“I deal with the subject as a Japanologist who does not feel at home. This is not because I don’t enjoy dealing with Japan. It’s because of the feeling of always being in a special position. Gender and sexuality are often considered a closed area in which to conduct research. Findings on women and on homosexuality are achieved, but they do not pose a threat to heteronormative research because they do not affect it. But what if economic numbers, if political decisions or the ‘big story’ were presented in a cqueer way?”

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