Tokyo College (UTokyo) International Women’s Day Webinar Series

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March 8, 2021 to March 12, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Social Sciences, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Over the course of the next week, starting with International Womens' Day 2021 (March 8), early career researchers at Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo are organizing a series of five IWD-related webinars as part of their research activities. The events will be held as Zoom webinars; pre-registration is required. For more details and registration links, please see our event page:


Women at Work: Perspectives on Gender and Workplaces Around the World

Date: March 8, 2021  (Mon, 9:00am-10:00am JST), Language: English

Speakers: Ho Kwan Cheung, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY) (she/her/hers)

Emellia Shariff (Managing Partner of Speak Up Malaysia) (she/her/hers)

Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo, Ph.D. ( Assistant Professor at Universidad de Colima ) (she/her/hers)

Melissa Zhang (Stanford MBA and MS Energy & Resources joint degree candidate) (she/her/hers)

Elaine Nkwocha (PhD Student and Teaching Assistant at Louisiana State University) (she/her/hers)

Moderator: Eureka Foong, Ph.D. (Tokyo College Postdoctoral Fellow)

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Academic and Research Environments in Australia and Japan

co-organized by The Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Researchers in Japan Network (ANZOR Japan)

Date: March 8, 2021 (Mon, 11:00am-12:30pm JST), Language: English, with Japanese simultaneous interpretation

Speakers: KAWASHIMA Kumiko (Honorary Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University)

Estelle Rust (Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)

Ned Loader (Professor, Innovative Global Program, Shibaura Institute of Technology)

SHAKUTO Shiori (Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo College, University of Tokyo)

Moderator: Debra Hazelton (Chair, AMP Ltd)

Gender in University Interview: Professor OSAWA Machiko

Date: 10 March, 2021 (Tue, 10:00am-10:30am JST), Language: English

Speaker: Machiko OSAWA (Professor of Economics, Japan Women’s University)

Interviewer: Eureka FOONG (Tokyo College Postdoctoral Fellow)

The recorded interview will be made available with Japanese subtitles on the Tokyo College YouTube channel.

Masculinities in East Asia: Emerging Topics

Date: 11 March, 2021 (Thu, 6:00pm-7:30pm JST, incl. 30 min Q&A), Language: English

Speakers: YUEN Shu Min (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore): Gender and sexuality, popular culture, and mobilities and migration in Japan

Sylvia Ang (Affiliate, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne): Chinese labour migrants in Singapore

Nicolas Schillinger (Visiting Professor, Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin): History of gender and the body in China, military history

An Huy TRAN (PhD researcher, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen): Vietnamese migrants in contemporary Japan

Robert Kramm (Freigeist Fellow, Munich Centre for Global History, LMU Munich): Global history of sexuality, utopian communities

Moderator: Michael Facius (Associate Professor, Tokyo College)

Japan Gender Update: Envisioning a Far more Female Future of Japan 2021. SHIRAHASE Sawako & Bill Emmott

Date: 12 March, 2021 (Fri, 6:00pm-7:00pm JST), Language: English with simultaneous Japanese translation

Speakers: Bill Emmott (Writer, the Former Chief Editor of The Economist; Chair, Japan Society of the UK)

SHIRAHASE Sawako (Professor of Sociology; Director, University of Tokyo Center for Contemporary Japanese Studies)

Moderator: SHAKUTO Shiori (Project Assistant Professor, Tokyo College)

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