In Japan, US book on transgender surgery for young people sparks threats, heated debate

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04/21/2024
A decision by a conservative-leaning newspaper in Japan to defy threats and push ahead with the translated publication of a book critical of gender-altering procedures for young people has stirred debate over their exposure to life-changing decisions and the different views on freedom of expression. Earlier this month, Sankei Shimbun Publishing released the Japanese-language version of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, a book by US journalist Abigail Shrier. Police say bookstores carrying the title, as well as the newspaper, have received threats from unidentified parties opposed to its publication. In one case, a message sent to a major bookstore warned that a fire would be started in the shop on the day the book was released.
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