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

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

2018 Academic Year Balancing Work and Caregiving Practical Seminar Information

In 2016, TUFS was selected to participate in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 2016 Support Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology project, "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment", and has since been actively supporting the activities of female researchers.
 As part of this project, a practical workshop on caregiving, a topic that many researchers have to deal with, continuing on from last year's "Balancing Work and Caregiving Workshop" will be held.

Date/Time Wednesday 27th February 2019, 14:20-15:50
Q&A Session 16:00-17:00
*Participation in the Q&A Session is optional
Venue Project Space, AGORA Global 3F, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Access / Campus Map
Lecturer Benesse Senior Support Co., Ltd.
Seminar Content

How to avoid leaving your job to care for a sick/ageing family member (content is subject to change)

  • Pointers for balancing work and caregiving (review)
  • Doing preventive care as a family
  • Lifestyles that deter dementia
  • Expenses regarding use of the nursing-care insurance system and its services
  • Financial systems supporting caregiving and medical care expenses
  • Dealing with dementia
  • Caregiving at home and nursing homes
*Answers to questions sent in advance
Target Audience

This seminar will give priority to female researchers from TUFS and partner institutions, but anyone may apply if within the capacity of the event.

Capacity

50 Participants

Application Deadline

Wednesday 13th February, 12:00
(Applications must be sent by email. Inquiries are more than welcome.*Please use the Application Form.)

Application Inquiries Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Gender Equality Promotion Office, General Affairs and Planning Division
 E-mail:soumu-soumu[at]tufs.ac.jp
*Please replace [at] with @.
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Poster

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Gender Equality Promotion Office presents "Female Managerial Recruitment Seminar" Information

In 2016, TUFS was selected to participate in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology", and has since been working on the creation and national expansion of the "Kanto Platform", a project aiming to promote the activities of female researchers. As part of this project, TUFS holds "Female Managerial Recruitment Seminars" with the aim of providing a space to consider the significance and problems surrounding the training of female managers.

Date/Time Thursday 14th February 2019, 11:00-12:00
Venue Medium Conference Room, Administration Building 2F, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo
Access / Campus Map
Lecturer Ms. Yuko Takahashi
President of Tsuda University
Topic

"Accelerating the Social Participation of Women"

Target Audience

Managerial staff of TUFS and partner institutions, and faculty working under them.

Application Inquiries Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Gender Equality Promotion Office, General Affairs and Planning Division
E-mail:soumu-soumu[at]tufs.ac.jp
*please replace [at] with @.
Deadline

Tuesday 12th February, 12:00

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Flyer
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2018 Academic Year 2nd Seminar on "Improving Communication Skills for International Conferences" Information

Date/Time Monday 4th February 2019, 10:30-16:30
Venue Project Space, AGORA Global 3F, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Access / Campus Map
Lecturer Eglobe Inc. Managing Director, Ms. Toyoko Shimamura, Ph.D.
(Language and Culture Studies)
Content "Acquiring English Presentation Skills that Appeal and Convey your Message to the Listener" Learn how to speak and answer questions with the effective "Original Method".
Listen⇒Practice⇒Get Advice
Part1:A Training Course in Effective Presentation Skills for English Academic Presentations   ・Basic principles(the seven important elements) ・Structure and flow ・Suitable English expressions
  ・Speech Tips ・Practice(Advice)
Part2:A Training Course in English Question and Answer Sessions
  ・Tips ・Understanding questions ・Answering ・Practice(Advice)
Target Audience Female Researchers from TUFS
Those aiming to improve their English presentation skills and/or present in English at an academic conference.
Capacity 25 participants (participation is also open to male researchers if spaces are available).
Application Deadline

Monday 28th January 2019, 12:00 (applications must be sent by email).

Application Inquiries Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Gender Equality Promotion Office, General Affairs and Planning Division
E-mail:soumu-soumu[at]tufs.ac.jp
*please replace [at] with @.
In 2016, TUFS was selected to participate in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 2016 Support Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology project, "Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment", and has since been actively supporting the activities of female researchers.
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Poster / Program

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News & Topics

Job Openings

There are currently no positions available.

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.

Administrative Information

Visa for visiting family members

Guidebook for Foreign Researchers

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