Worshipping idols: Japan’s pre-teen singers whose fans are middle-aged men

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    The disturbing world of Japan’s junior idols where girls are marketed as stars from a very young age and perform for an audience made up mainly of middle-aged men. We also meet the Cameroonian businesswomen whose success has helped make their nation one of the top three African countries with the most female entrepreneurs. Plus the indigenous Ecuadoran leader whose struggle to save her ancestral lands has made her one of TIME’s 100 people of influence.

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    Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

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