Advancing the Status of Women in a Globalizing Japan: A 70-Year Retrospective

  • 07 May 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, Harvard Univiersity
  
"Advancing the Status of Women in a Globalizing Japan: 
A 70-Year Retrospective"

Thursday, May 7,  1-6:00pm 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South
Harvard University


Sponsored by

Showa Women’s University
Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University


Opening remarks
Bando Mariko
President, Showa Women’s University

Keynote speech
The Honorable Noda Seiko
Member, House of Representatives


Panel 1 — 70 Years of Change in Women’s Roles

Moderator: 
Professor Susan Pharr
Department of Government, Harvard University

Bando Mariko
President, Showa Women’s University

Professor Emeritus Iwao Sumiko
Keio University

Professor Margarita Estévez-Abe
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse U.
 

Panel 2 — Recent Strategies to Increase Participation in Decision-Making and Management

Moderator: 
Professor Mary Brinton
Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Ms. Kathy Matsui
Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs, and originator of “womenomics”

Professor Yashiro Naohiro
Faculty of Global Business, Showa Women’s University

Glen S. Fukushima
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

 Closing remarks
The Honorable Himeno Tsutomu
Consul General of Japan in Boston



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