Public Seminar on Japanese Women in STEM, 1 July, London


A Japan Foundation Public Seminar:

STEMming the Gender Gap:
A New Era for Japanese Women in Science and Engineering?

Date: 1 July 2015 from 6.30pm
Venue:The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH

The gender gap in STEM varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains particularly low. Why so few? In this seminar, Dr Naonori Kodate (University College Dublin) will try to answer this question, by shedding light on historical developments and the current gender equality situation in Japan, as well as looking into measures the government, universities and research institutes are taking to address this issue. Dr Kodate will also be joined in conversation by Dr Ekaterina Hertog (University of Oxford), an expert on Japanese family trends, to explore the impact of changes in Japanese family structure on the position of women in STEM in Japan.

Further Information:
Booking: The event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please send an email to