RIWAC Research Institute for Women and Careers JAPAN WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY


Interview by Ms. Pamela Boykoff

Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC, got interviewed by Ms. Pamela Boykoff, Journalist and Abe Fellow, about daycare shortage and working mother.

Abe Fellow ジャーナリスト Pamela Boykoff氏の取材

大沢所長はAbe Fellowとして来日中のジャーナリストPamala Boykoff氏から


Interview by The Detroit News

8th February, 2019

Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC, got interviewed by Ms. Ingrid Jacques, Deputy Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News.


【Report】 Symposium : “Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and Work-style Reforms”

Date : 8th December, 2018

Place : Shinsenzan-kan   Japan Women’s University (Mejiro campus)   2-8-1 Mejirodai,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo

RIWAC’s 10th anniversary symposium was held on Dec. 8th. The theme was “Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and Work-style Reforms”. It was successful and fruitful with around one hundred participants.

Part 1: Lectures

“RIWAC’s history of the decade, and Problems of female labor in Japan from the standpoint of international comparison” by Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC

“Diversity Management and Women’s Empowerment” by Mr. Akira Matsumoto, Calbee Senior Chairman

“Problems about Women’s Empowerment” by Prof. Emiko Takeishi, Hosei University

“Support for Maintaining Balance between work and childrearing, and flexible Working Arrangement” by Prof. Masako Kurosawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Part 2: Panelist Lectures and General Discussion

Panelist Lectures and General Discussion with answers to questions from the floor were held by Prof. Emiko Takeishi, Ms. Yoko Yajima, Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, and Prof. Machiko Osawa. They were also carrying out discussion about both practical issues and their solutions.

Interview by Le Devoir (Information newspaper published in Montreal, Canada)

25th January, 2019

Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC, got interviewed about current situation of women’s empowerment by Ms. Marie VASTEL, Parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa.

Interview by Macedonian Information Agency (MIA)

11th December, 2018

Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC, got interviewed about work-life balance and labor market policies for women by Ms. Ana Cvetkovska Toromanoska, Macedonian Information Agency(MIA).

Interview by Corriere della Sera

2nd October, 2018

Prof. Machiko Osawa, Director of RIWAC, got interviewed about gender equality and family outcomes in Japan by Ms. Mara Gergolet, a newspaper reporter of Corriere della Sera issued by RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.

【Report】The 4th “Women-only Gathering: Empowerment Center × Research Institute for Women and Careers”

The 4th “women-only gathering” jointly sponsored by Tokyo Woman’s Christian University Empowerment Center and Research Institute for Women and Careers was held from 7 p.m. on July 13, 2018, at Omotesando Nasic Hall.

During the first session, Yumiko Kamada delivered a talk on “Just Do It”. She graduated from Japan Women’s University and at first she had worked at East Japan Railway Company and worked on a new model from the environmental plan of a station to merchandising and now an executive officer of Calbee Inc.

During the second session, a casual networking meeting was held with beverages and snacks.

The participants were almost 50 people, and they had a good time there and hoped the next gathering.

This gathering started as building a network of the alumni beyond generations and has been gradually established.

Lecture: “ The realities of work-life balance in double-income household in the United States”

Date : 22nd May, 2018

Place : Room A4, National Graduate Institute For Policy Studies(GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Lecturer: Ms. Brigid Schulte, Director, The Good Life Initiative/ Better Life Lab at New America

Ms. Brigid Schulte is a journalist and author, who writes widely for publications including The Washington Post, Slate, Time.com, the Guardian and others. She was a long-time staff writer for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine, where she won a number of reporting and writing awards and was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. She came to Japan in order to report on the overwork death in Japan as Abe Journalism Fellow. Under her 2015 New York Times bestselling book,”Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play  when no one has the time”, she delivered her lecture about the realities of overwork in the U.S.A and the importance of leisure time. After her lecture we shared each other’s thoughts on work-life balance, overwork, and burnout, which was very fruitful.

【Report】Statistical analysis useful for social surveys: SPSS Workshop

Date  :  6th ,7th,9th,10th February ,2017
Place  :  Japan Women’s University (Mejiro campus)    2-8-1 Mejirodai,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Lecturer  :  Professor Kim Myoungjung

 The Research Institute for Women and Careers has held the “Statistical analysis useful for social surveys: SPSS Workshop” for students and staff of the university every year since 2012. This year, the workshop was held in a computer seminar room with the cooperation of the Media Center. In a series of four successive lectures, Kim Myoungjung of the NLI Research Institute spoke about basic knowledge and the basic operations of SPSS, data processing, cross tabulation, and the basics of statistical analysis (regression analysis). As a new experiment this year, the workshop was divided into an Introductory Segment on February 6th (Mon.) and 7th (Tue.) and a Foundation Segment on the 9th (Thu.) and 10th (Fri.), with each session extended by 30 minutes to enhance the proceedings.

 Judging from responses to a questionnaire survey, the workshop was very well received, with feedback including “The speaker’s explanation was easy to understand, with some parts repeated, and that helped me to understand as the workshop progressed” and “Thanks to the very well-explained handouts, this will also be useful in my future research”.

 Other participants already had a little experience of SPSS operation before attending the workshop. Feedback included comments such as “Because it was divided into an Introductory Segment and a Foundation Segment, I was happy to attend the Foundation Session” and “I was able to understand well, because the explanations of how to establish the null hypothesis and how to verify qualitative and quantitative analysis were repeated.”


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