Nissan Seminar: Beyond the Gender Gap in Contemporary Japan


Convener: Gill Steel, Doshisha University

The seminar will start with an introduction from Gill Steel, Doshisha University at 2.00 pm.

Session 1 - Women at Work

2.05 pm - 2.50 pm 

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Mito Akiyoshi, Senshu University

Session 2 - Public Policy Attempts to Influence Women’s ‘Private’ Behavior

2.50 pm - 3.35 pm

‘Life’ as a Political Agenda - Hiroko Takeda, Nagoya University

3.35 pm - 3.50 pm     Tea/Coffee/Biscuits in the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building

Session 3 - Women’s Representation

3.50 pm - 6.15 pm

What Women Want: Women at the Ballotbox - Gill Steel, Doshisha University

Women’s Rapid Rise in Local Politics - Sherry Martin, U.S. State Department

Tokyo’s First Female Governor Breaks the Steel Ceiling - Susan Pavloska, Doshisha University


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