Shidzue Kato


Shidzue Kato born Tokyo, Japan March 2, 1897 (d. 2001). Leading Japanese feminist and birth control advocate. Imprisoned 1937; socialist member of Japanese Diet, 1946-74; worked for Japanese apology for WWII.


“What we did was wrong, and what was wrong must be admitted and put right between nations as well as individuals. . .” (M. Henderson, All Her Paths Are Peace, p.67; photo Museum of Contraception)