By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

February 3, 2021

Advanced Japanese Culture

The trend today in some of the woke states is to provide unisex (gender neutral) restrooms. California enacted it’s unisex restroom law in 2016.

When I first came to Japan in 1980, most of the restrooms in train stations and companies were unisex. I still recall my surprise at standing at a urinal and having women pass behind me to the stalls located deeper in the restroom facility at Tennoji Station.

Japan was already far ahead of the West in those days, but as the Japanese began to emulate Western culture, the unisex restrooms disappeared in favor of the segregated restrooms favored by Americans and Europeans.

As in many other cases the love of foreign culture caused Japan to revise its own, only to find that they had the more advanced system first!







English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers