1. What are the script choices for contemporary Japanese writers? What are the constraints or incentives in making these choices? Are they linguistic, social, political, or all of the above?
2. What stereotypes are generally associated with the various scripts used to write Japanese? How do you think these stereotypes came to be?
3. Is the variation in script choice for Japanese available to the writing of other languages? How are gender identities represented in Japanese script, and by other writing systems you are familiar with?