During the Spring of 2019 our advanced Japanese students in JA422 worked on a translation project. They translated “No Steps Behind: A Refugee’s Battle for Women’s Rights” written by Colby alumni Jeff Gottesfeld. The story is about a woman, Beate Sirota Gordon, whose participation in writing the Japanese Constitution after World War II gave women a set of legal rights. Students included Artemis Qi (EA major), Boyu Fu (EA major), Yuta Murata (Japanese minor), Kelsi Liu (Japanese minor) and Zena Abulhab (Japanese minor). Kawashima sensei and Abe sensei helped students edit the book.

 

Full Translation of the Book