Thursday, April 28, 2016
|International Studies and Programs
Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Gender
Department of Language and Cultural Studies
|92 JC Penney Conference Center – University of Missouri-St. Louis North Campus – St. Louis MO 63121
(#2 on the campus map: http://www.umsl.edu/files/pdfs/north-campus-map.pdf )
|DR. MITSUKO HORIUCHI teaches at Bunkyo University in Tokyo and is an expert on gender issues in Japan. She is an accomplished scholar of gender and human rights issues in Japan, and served as the ILO Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Director of the ILO Tokyo Branch Office. She is active internationally, and has spoken at events such as the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo. She has advised the Cabinet on Womenomics. Currently, she is President of Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women and Visiting Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University.
Dr. Horiuchi will discuss how Prime Minister Abe’s policies designed to bring more women into the workforce are working, and how they are affecting the role of women in Japan.
|This event is generously funded
by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA