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The 26th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (International symposium) (October 31, 2015)

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1.Date October 31(Sat.), 2015
2.Venue 5th Floor Large Seminar Room, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE
3.Capacity 100 seats
4.Participation fee Free of charge
5.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
6.Outline

    “Promoting Active Participation by Women – In Cooperation with Asia”

      As one of the main pillars of the growth strategy established by the Japanese government, diverse measures are now underway to promote more active participation by women. Addressing this important contemporary theme, the symposium will include an introduction to related problems, future visions, examples, etc., as well as an exchange of information and opinions, from the perspectives of Asian countries and the rest of the world. The symposium will also explore what can be done to promote more active participation by women in society.   

7.Theme      At the keynote address of this international symposium, Ms. Asako Osaki, an expert on development policies and gender issues who is active in a wide variety of organizations, including a government-affiliated body, an international organization, an NGO, and a research institute, will speak about future visions and current problems regarding active participation by women in Japan and other Asian countries. Afterwards, panelists from foreign countries (specifically, Hong Kong and Vietnam) will give presentations. In addition, by listening to Japanese panelists and learning about their experiences and the reality of active participation by women in Japan, the audience will explore what can be done to promote more active participation by women in society.
8.Program

October 31 (Sat.), 2015 13:30-16:00
* Japanese, English and Vietnamese simultaneous interpretation services are provided.
13:30-13:40 Opening Ceremony

13:40-14:20 Keynote Speech
    – Ms. Asako Osaki (Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University / Director, Plan Japan)
   
14:30-16:00 Panel Discussion, Q&A
Panelists
    – Ms. Asako Osaki (Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University / Director, Plan Japan)
    – Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet (Vietnam / Vice president of Hanoi Women’s Union)
    – Ms. Clarie LO (Hong Kong / Member of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Basic Law. Member of the Appeal Board of the Financial Disputes Resolution Council)
    – Ms. Masako Katsuki (Sales Manager, Kitakyushu Head Office, The Nishinippon Shimbun)
    – Mr. Harumichi Yuasa (Professor, Institute of Information Security / Director, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)

14:30-15:30 Panelist individual speech (15min each)
    – Ms.Nguyen Thi Tuyet  
    – Ms. Clarie LO
    – Ms. Masako Katsuki
    – Mr. Harumichi Yuasa

15:30- 16:00 Free discussion and Q & A with five panelists organized by coordinator

<Coordinator>
Ms. Mitsuko Horiuchi(President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)

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