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

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

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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