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Beate Sirota Gordon, Leading Human Rights Advocate in Japan, to Speak at UF March 24

Published: March 3rd, 2008

Category: News Briefs

Beate Sirota Gordon Beate Sirota Gordon (pictured center), a leading human rights advocate and one of 24 people who worked under Gen. Douglas MacArthur on the Constitution of Japan in 1946, will speak at UF at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Turlington Hall L07. A reception will follow the event. Gordon’s father taught in the Tokyo Academy of Music before World War II, so she grew up in Japan, surrounded by musicians and artists. She became fluent in Japanese and four other languages. She returned to Japan after WWII, became a member of MacArthur’s staff and was asked by him to help write a new constitution for Japan. She and her group did just that, using only resources available to them in Japan. The document they created, which gave legal rights to Japanese women for the first time, has remained essentially unchanged since then.

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