About Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson is Professor Emerita of Anthropology and the History of Art at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, with an area specialty in Japan Studies. She is also an affiliate faculty of the Robotics Institute and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), UM, and Affiliate Professor of Anthropology and Japan Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Please visit https://professorjenniferrobertson.com/ for further information.

What Elon Musk (who tweeted about “the end of Japan”) needs to know about Japan’s demographic profile.

Jennifer Robertson, Response to Musk’s “end of Japan” scenario, 10 May 2022

(Longer version of what was quoted in Business Insiderhttps://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-starts-debate-on-japan-declining-birth-rate-2022-5)

Elon Musk’s tweet on May 7 (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1523045544536723456) predicting that “Japan will cease to exist” if the country’s birthrate does not rise above the mortality rate is an […]

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A long answer to the question, “What is a woman?”

Jennifer Robertson, A long answer to the question, “What is a woman?,” March 2022

On Tuesday, March 22, during the Judiciary Committee’s interview of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) asked a question that she probably thought was as easy to answer as it was to […]

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