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Kaji, Tokijiro (1858- 1930)

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Title

Kaji, Tokijiro (1858- 1930)
Katô, Tokijirô (1858-1930)

Subject

Kaji, Tokijiro
Birth control--Japan

Description

Dr. Tokijiro Kaji established a free birth control clinic in Tokyo and opened the People's Hospital, aimed at benefiting women of the poorer classes. When the Japanese Birth Control Association was organized, Dr. Kaji was one of the four founders.

Contributor

Collens, Jackie (created stub)

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Language

English

Type

Stub

Coverage

Tokyo, Japan

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1885

Birthplace

Japan

Death Date

1930

Occupation

Physician

Biographical Text

Tokijirô Kaji (also known as Tokijirô Katô) (1858-1930?), was a gynecologist and the director of the Tokyo People’s Hospital (Tōkyō Heimin Byōin), which he founded especially to treat poor women. He was an early member of the short-lived Birth Control League of Japan and the Birth Control Study Society, and an outspoken activist in seeking state support for birth control services. He had learned about various birth control methods while studying in Germany in 1892.

Bibliography

Margaret Sanger, "The Physician and Birth Control," The Medical Times, Mar. 1923, pp. 73-74.
Karen Lee Callahan, “Dangerous Devices, Mysterious Times: Men, Women, and Birth Control in Early Twentieth-Century Japan,” Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, (Spring 2004, ” 82, 97
Sabine Frühstück, Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan [Berkeley, CA, 2003], 138, 140, and 148-149.
Helen M. Hopper, A New Woman of Japan: A Political Biography of Kato Shidzue [Boulder, CO, 1996], 25-26.
Kaji, “Methods of BC in Japan,” in Report of the 5th International Neo-Malthusian and Birth Control Conference, July 11-14, 1922 [London, 1922], 296-298 296-298

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