Details of the Initiative

The School of Information and Communication, which was established in 2004, continues the tradition of the prewar professional women’s school and the postwar junior college, both of which were responsible for women’s education at Meiji University, and from the beginning, the promotion of gender studies has been one of the principles of the school.

Focusing on the issue of gender, which is the socially and culturally formed image and role of sex, as well as diversity as the ideal of a society that realizes more diverse ways of life, and social approval, which is an important factor in building our individuality, pursuing the ideal of two-way communication for the realization of a fair society is one of the important tasks of information and communication studies. Since the Gender Center was established in April 2010 as an adjunct facility to the School of Information and Communication, the Center has been organizing symposiums, special lectures, and events for students in cooperation with Japanese and overseas research organizations.

Click here for the initiatives in the previous fiscal years

Naomi Ushio, Director, Gender Center (Professor, School of Information and Communication)
Screening of movie “Michikusa” on May 25, 2022
Special lecture/lecture meeting “How do we overcome the Sagamihara stabbings? – To break away from ‘eugenic ideology within’ ” on June 22, 202
Co-hosting “What do you do at an ‘LGBTQ study group’? – From the perspective of theater and video production” on July 9, 2022
Special lecture/lecture meeting “Sustainability as social conflict” on November 7, 2022
Special lecture/lecture meeting “How do the top leaders of Japanese companies view diversity management?” on November 17, 2022
Regular workshop “Seeing diversity and inequality of gender and sexuality throug sexual health – from a perspective of a direct supporter with 30 years of experience” on December 1, 2022
Symposium “Examining ‘Femtech’ through Japanese idols – Health management of young women and its technologization” on December 13, 2022