Japan's social balance is highly biased in terms of gender and age. The unbalance is greatly due to life events exclusive to women, such as housework, childcare, and childbirth.
My mother was busy raising children and housework and couldn't work. My father never helped with housework and childcare. I've always thought that that environment was natural. But as an adult, after seeing the way of life of various women, I think my family was wrong now.
For me, Generation Equality is to ensure women are able to work and have equal opportunities as men, regardless of their life events.

  • Rika Asakawa
  • Genres:
    Illustration, cartoon
  • Date Taken:
    March 10, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Student Project:
  • UN Women "Picture it" Generation Equality Cartoon Competition
    June 28, 2021
Artist Biography

Rika Asakawa is an illustrator and animation director based in Tokyo, Japan. Utilizing a skillset in comical and cute styles, Rika has worked on projects for audiences ranging from children to adults. Her work includes animations, card games, comics, book illustrations, wall paintings, and more. She has won multiple awards for cartoons from Japanese publishers, and is in the process of winning an award in the animation field.
Rika’s recent caricature work was published in 2019 by Courier International Online in France. She was selected as an Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund member in 2021.

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