Conférences: "Autour de la question du genre au Japon"

January 28, 2020
From 16:30 until 18:30
Unistra, Patio Amphi 2 (2e étage)

 

 

Renge JIBU

Visiting researcher, the University of Tokyo III, journalist

"Gender norm at work, home and media"

Summary:

In this lecture, I am planning to talk about Japanese people’s gender norm.  Currently majority of household with children have working parents.  For young generations, sharing breadwinning and household responsibilities has become matter of course.  Japanese employers hire women in career track and expect them to continue working after having family, however, majority of women prioritize their husbands’ career to theirs when they need to make choices.  Thus, not only formal legal system but also informal social norm need to be changed in order to have true gender equal society.

I will share many cases of Japanese couples of difference generations, changing corporations’ human resources management.  If I can use internet in the lecture room, I will show students some Japanese commercials in youtube which was criticized because of outdated gender stereotypes. 

In the UK, since the last June, commercials reproduce gender stereotypes were banned by Advertising Standards Authority .

I would like to discuss about the possibility of regulation towards gender stereotypes in media.  Often there is a huge conflict between freedom of speech/expression and eliminating bias.  What do students think about that?

 

Asako OSAKI

Visiting Professor, School of Policy studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

"Closing the Gender Gap in Japan: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects"

www.japanculture-nyc.com/closing-the-gender-gap-in-japan-achievements-challenges-and-prospects/

(Key Topics:

The facts and figures surrounding the gender gap in Japan

The roles played by government and civil society to contribute to recent progress

The strategic partnerships for gender equality in the making through the G20 and W20 (Women 20) processes.)