Reconsidering “Masculinity” in Japan and East Asia - Men’s Share! Care! Fair!
(Friday, July 26, 2019)

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) conducted a survey on men in Japan, Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong that discovered an unconscious adaptation strategy wherein men are adopting their authority and masculine identity at a time of changing expectations. This result brings up key questions such as how do men approach domestic affairs and child rearing, and what is the potential impact on a gender equal society? In this panel discussion, we will invite top experts in men and masculinity studies as well as fatherhood research to reconsider “masculinity” in today’s Japan and East Asia.


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Speakers:
Futoshi TAGA: Professor at Kansai University
Futoshi Taga received his Ph.D. from Kyushu University with a thesis entitled “The Study of the Gender Formation of Men” in 1999. He is a former chair of the Gender Equality Council, Osaka City. Currently, Professor Taga is a co-representative of the White Ribbon Campaign Japan, a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Women's Education Center, and a director of the Japan Dating Violence Prevention Network. His publications include “The Sociology of Masculinities,” “Men’s Declaration against Violence,” and “The Age of Boy’s Problem?”

Kimio ITO: Professor at Kyoto Sangyo University
Before retiring in 2017, Kimio Ito was a Professor at Osaka University and later Kyoto University. He is now working as a professor at Kyoto Sangyo University. He has held various positions including as a member of the Expert Examination Committee on Basic Issues at the Cabinet Office's Council for Gender Equality, and president of the Gender Equal Council in Kyoto, Osaka, and Shiga Prefectures. He is also a representative of the White Ribbon Campaign Japan.

ISHII-KUNTZ Masako: Professor at Ochanomizu University
Masako Ishii-Kuntz received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1987. Currently, she is a professor at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences and director of the Institute for Gender Studies at Ochanomizu University. Prior to her appointment at Ochanomizu, she taught sociology courses at the University of California, Riverside, from 1987 to 2006. In recognition of her contribution to the international research and teaching of family sociology, she received the 2012 Jan Trost Award from the National Council on Family Relations in the U.S.
Reconsidering “Masculinity” in Japan and East Asia - Men’s Share! Care! Fair!
Date & Time
Friday, July 26, 2019 17:00-18:30 (Registration begins at 16:30)
Venue
11th Floor, International Conference Hall
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524, Japan(Map
Organizer
Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Asia Peace Initiatives Department
Program

Reconsidering “Masculinity” in Japan and East Asia - Men’s Share! Care! Fair!

17:00-17:10

Opening

17:10-18:00

Session 1: Panel Discussion

18:00-18:30

Session 2: Q&A

18:30

Closing
Language
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Other
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 5pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
* Please kindly note that we do not offer parking.
Contact
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Asia Peace Initiatives Department (Dr. Ueda, Ms. Muramoto)
Tel: 03-5157-5136 / Email: asia-integration@spf.or.jp
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