Gender Equality from the Male Perspective

The topic of gender equality is often discussed from a woman's point of view. This symposium aims to turn the focus around and highlight instead, the issues and challenges of gender equality from the male perspective.

It will also provide an opportunity for men to consider ways that they can effectively help to promote gender equality,

Event: Gender Equality Symposium
Date and time: December 11 (Sat), 1 - 4 p.m.
Language: Japanese (with simultaneous English translation)

Venue: Online via Zoom
To register:

Part 1: Lectures

Moderator: Norimasa Ozeki (Graduate School of Economics and Management; Gender Equality Committee, Tohoku University)

  • Mami Tanaka
    Professor, Graduate School of Medical Engineering, Special Advisor for the Promotion of Diversity
    Topic: Approaches to Gender Equality in Tohoku University
  • Mariko Ogawa
    Associate Professor, Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG)
    Topic: The FY2020 Survey on Working Styles at Tohoku University

Special Lecture:
  • Kazuo Yamaguchi
    Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
    Topic: On the Realization of a Gender-Equal Society: An Empirical Study from a Gender-Neutral Standpoint

Part 2: Panel Discussion

  • Kazuo Yamaguchi
  • Tetsuji Kamiya, Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Kohei Tanabu, Staff Member, University Library (Agricultural Science Branch)
  • Huie Zhu, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
  • Rie Umetsu, Professor, Institute of Metal Materials

This is a Japanese language symposium, but simultaneous English translation will be provided. It is open to anyone who is interested, but registration is required.

For more information, please visit:


Human Resources and Planning Department

Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion (TUMUG)

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