Overview of the Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment

Introduction

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Science, and Greater Tokyo Initiative (TAMA) have been selected to participate in the Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology. These institutions, with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology taking the lead role, will cooperate in creating the "Kanto Platform" for promoting an active role for female researchers and expanding the platform throughout the country. The aim will be to foster improvements in the research environment in order to enable female researchers to optimally develop and demonstrate their research skills, and to increase the number of institutions in which women are promoted to managerial posts and are able to play active roles. The Kanto Platform will ultimately be expanded throughout the nation.

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Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) specializes in education and research in the fields of agriculture and engineering. Our aim is to produce graduates capable of taking on global challenges, and to foster research in cutting-edge technology. We pay particular attention to training young researchers and female researchers. At TUAT we have been promoting gender equality as well as providing support to female researchers. As a leading institution promoting women's active roles, we have also been increasing the number of women in leadership positions. As the representative institution cooperating in this initiative, we look forward to working closely together with all the collaborating institutions.

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Women's Future Development Organization of TUAT, in collaboration with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, and Greater Tokyo Initiative (TAMA), aims to support activities to foster improvements in the research environment of female researchers in the Kanto area. Moreover, our goal is to expand this network nationwide and create the Kanto Platform where female researchers can play an active part beyond all boundaries.

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Since its foundation, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies has played a leading role in globalizing Japanese universities and produced many internationally-minded individuals among its alumni. Our institution possesses many female researchers, international students and researchers from abroad and it has been endeavoring to enhance its diversity environment. As one of the collaborating institutions, we continue to explore ways to increase our own contribution to this Initiative.

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JIRCAS plays a central role in making Japan contribute internationally to scientific research in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Through joint research in developing areas, we have shown leadership in fostering human resources and promoting gender equality. JIRCAS will collaborate with the other institutions to further support the contribution of women to scientific advancement.

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As a supporter of smaller and medium enterprises, we have been promoting better working conditions under which women can play active parts. We are confident that we can contribute to this Initiative by focusing on providing information to various industries based on our business network. >> Greater Tokyo Initiative (TAMA)

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Overview of the Initiative

Our actions for this initiative are as follows.

Leading and expanding a female researchers' network from the Kanto area to the nation

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Joint operation of the support system for female researchers

Strengthening of female researchers' research activities by globalization / Promotion of women to managerial posts

If a female professor, associate professor, or lecturer has be en appointed as an executive, the relevant department will be provided with financial assistance necessary to the hiring of an additional assistant.

Action plan for the Act of Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace & Our goal for this program

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Japan International Research Center for Agriccultural Sciences

Gender Tokyo Initiative (TAMA)

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Events Information

Event Guide

Family Transformation in Rapidly Developing Asia-Africa Societies Faced with Economic Disparity, Urbanization and War.

Date/Time Sat 4 Nov 2017 13:00 - 18:00
Sun 5 Nov 2017 9:30 - 16:30
Venue Multimedia Conference Room(304), 3F, ILCAA (Asahicho 3-11-1, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534)
Access / Campusmap
Languages English
Supported by Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa(ILCAA)
Cooperated by African Studies Center - TUFS

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Program
Poster

5th Meeting Gender and Sexuality Research Team 'African Potential' and Overcoming the difficulties of modern world

Date/Time Thu 2 Nov 2017 15:00 - 17:00
Venue Multimedia Conference Room(304), 3F, ILCAA (Asahicho 3-11-1, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534)
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Title Is Female Genital Modification (FGM) a Development Issue in Africa?: Evidence Based Analysis from the Pokot Kenya-Uganda Border Ethnography
Presenter Chris C. Opesen (PhD Fellow (Social Anthropology) and Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Makerere University)
Languages English
Contact Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA)
wakana[at]aa.tufs.ac.jp
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Jointly sponsored by JST program "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment",'African Potential' and Overcoming the difficulties of modern world: Comprehensive are studies that will provide a new perspective for the future of humanity" (JSPS grant-in-aid project (S) Research number: 16H06318),Research team on Gender and Sexuality
Supported by African Studies Center Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

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Poster

Young Researchers Career Support Seminar- "You Can Do It! The Know-how on Practicing Fieldwork with Children"

Time & Date 11th July 2017 (Tue) 15:00-16:30
Location

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research and Lecture Building Room 110 (1F)

Programme

1) "Training through Fieldwork, Refining through Childcare- the Importance of 'Personality' and 'Preparation'"
Kuze Noko (JSPS Research Fellow, National Museum of Nature and Science Primatologist)

2) "Bringing Your Kid to International Academic Conferences/ Fieldwork -Changing Investigative Styles to Fit with Childcare"
Shino Wakana (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa Social Anthropologist)

Other Information No reservation needed.
Contact

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Gender Equality Promotion Committee General Affairs Division

E-mail:diversity[at]tufs.ac.jp

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Poster
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'Medical Innovation Forum' Greater Tokyo Initiative
Time & Date: 26th July 2017 (Wed) 16:30 - 19:00
Location: Hachijoji High-Tech Centre 'Development and Exchange Plaza' TC Building 5th Floor Conference Room
Target Audience: Those related to Businesses, Local Governments, Universities, and Research Organisations

  

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Consultations

Group Mentor System

We carry out group mentorship targeted at female researchers affiliated with the organizers of this project as well as network organizations. The group mentorship system is one that overcomes the barriers of organizations, where experienced female researchers become mentors offering consultations to female researchers to help them overcome worries related to education, research and work-life balance. Consultation methods include using mailing lists to receive advice from numerous mentors, and matching individual mentors and mentees to answer concerns.
In addition, there is the method of signing up to and having discussions within the communities of female researcher social networking services.

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Childbirth, Childcare and Caregiving Consultations

Consultants with public health nursing and midwifery qualifications will answer inquiries by Email or in interview consultations. We usually give responses appropriate to each individual concern through advice and information from consultants, and through specialists.