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Recruitment for the 25th KFAW Foreign Correspondents Program

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  Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is pleased to announce its FY2015 recruitment of our foreign correspondents. KFAW foreign correspondents program aims at expanding an information network through reports on the status of women in the world. So far 279 correspondents from 41 countries have reported their cultures, women’s status and social issues from gender perspective.

  We suppose every country or region might have expressions or customs based on stereotypical gender roles. These are challenges to be addressed by society as a whole to make use of full capacities of men and women. We would like you to give us your original reports on how men and women equally take active parts in society free from stereotyped perception for gender roles.

 

1.Number of Recruits 5 persons
2.Qualifications (1)KFAW is soliciting foreign correspondents who are residents principally in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. (Nationality or gender is not a factor)
(2)Correspondents must turn in 3 reports in Japanese or English.
3.Term July, 2015 ~ March, 2016
4.Application Applicants must submit the following items to us by May 31, 2015 (Sun.) through e-mail (info@kfaw.or.jp)
(1)Application form (profiles within 150 words in English)
(2)1st report (Up to 1,200 Japanese characters or up to 700 English words.)
(3)Photograph/s related to your report with caption. (please reduce the total size of pictures less than 3MB)
5.Honorarium 8,000JPY/1 report (only for successful applicants

 

Asian Breeze No. 73 Issued *Please answer our questionnaire

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    • WOMEN TODAY―”We have long way to go!” by Dr. Sima SAMAR, Chair of AIHRC
    • CURRENT ISSUES SERIES―”Natural Disasters, Gender Equality, and Women’s Empowerment (second half)” by Dr. Masato NINOMIYA, Professor, Faculty of Law, the University of Kitakyushu
    • FEATURES―The 25th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women “Entrepreneurship: An Emerging Source of Employment for Women”
    • The 24th KFAW Foreign Correspondents’ Reports from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia

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The 25th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (December 6, 2014)

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1.Date December 6 (Saturday), 2014 13:30-16:00
2.Venue 5th Floor Large Seminar Room, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center ,MOVE 11-4 Otemachi, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka, 803-0814, JAPAN
3.Capacity
4.Participation fee Free of charge
5.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
6.Symposium Objective     This symposium aims to improve the understanding of and promote entrepreneurship by women in Japan and other countries in Asia, and demonstrate its link to the stimulation of economies and women’s empowerment. This will be achieved by studying the current status and actual conditions of women and entrepreneurship, as well as the ways to support women entrepreneurs in Japan and other Asian countries.
7.Theme “Entrepreneurship: An Emerging Source of Employment for Women”
    Entrepreneurship is a style of work that has been noted by both men and women as a way to fully demonstrate his or her capabilities and experience. For women, in particular, entrepreneurship highlights the advantages of flexibility and is unconcerned with age or sex.
    It is crucial for the socio-economic revitalization of both Japan and other Asian countries to promote women’s participation in the economy and society as entrepreneurs where they can fully demonstrate their capabilities and experiences.
    However, women face a number of issues, including cases where a woman may have less work experience than her male counterpart, and women who try to both work and fulfil household duties, such as raising children or doing housework.
    At this international symposium, Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita of the United Nations will introduce some of the measures being taken by the UN to support entrepreneurship based on the Midterm Review Meeting of the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality Initiative, a UN meeting of experts on statistics that will be held from December 3 to 5, 2014 in Kitakyushu. Ms. Eriko Yamaguchi of Motherhouse Co. & Ltd., a company founded to sell bags in Japan and Taiwan, Province of China, that have been produced in factories in Bangladesh, will speak with the audience about her story as a women entrepreneur.
    Information on the current state of women entrepreneurs in the Philippines, a country known globally for its progressive stance on women’s activities, will be presented, and a panel discussion will be held, which will add information about activities to support women entrepreneurs in Indonesia, as well as the support and activities being promoted for women entrepreneurs both in Kitakyushu and Japan.
8.Detailed Programme December 6, 2014 13:30-16:00
* Japanese and English simultaneous interpretation services are provided.
13:30-13:40 Opening Ceremony

13:40-14:20 Keynote Speech (20min each)
    – Ms. Keiko Osaki -Tomita (Chief, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division)
    – Ms. Eriko Yamaguchi (CEO, Motherhouse Co. & Ltd.)

14:20-14:30 Q&A for Keynote Speech

14:35-16:00 Panel Discussion, Q&A

<Panelists>
    – Ms. Eriko Yamaguchi (CEO, Motherhouse Co., Ltd.)
    – Ms. Lina V. Castro (Interim Deputy National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority)
    – Ms. Gloria Arlini (Assistant Director, Nusantara Development Initiatives, Singapore)
    – Mr. Hidetoshi Yoshimura (Professor, the University of Kitakyushu)

14:35-15:20 Panelist individual speech (15min each)
    – Ms. Lina V. Castro 
    – Ms. Gloria Arlini
    – Mr. Hidetoshi Yoshimura

15:20- 16:00 Free discussion and Q & A with four panelists organized by coordinator

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

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Recruitment for the 24th KFAW Foreign Correspondents Program

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  Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is pleased to announce its FY2014 recruitment of our foreign correspondents. KFAW foreign correspondents program aims at expanding an information network through reports on the status of women in the world. So far 271 correspondents from 40 countries have reported their cultures, women’s status and social issues from gender perspective.

  We suppose every country or region might have expressions or customs based on stereotypical gender roles. These are challenges to be addressed by society as a whole to make use of full capacities of men and women. We would like you to give us your original reports on how men and women equally take active parts in society free from stereotyped perception for gender roles.

 

1.Number of Recruits 3 persons
2.Qualifications (1)KFAW is soliciting foreign correspondents who are residents principally in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. (Nationality or gender is not a factor)
(2)Correspondents must turn in 3 reports in Japanese or English.
3.Term July, 2014 ~ March, 2015
4.Application Applicants must submit the following items to us by May 31, 2014 (Sat.) through e-mail (info@kfaw.or.jp)
(1)Application form (profiles within 150 words in English)
(2)1st report (Up to 1,200 Japanese characters or up to 700 English words.)
(3)Photograph/s related to your report with caption. (please reduce the total size of pictures less than 3MB)
5.Honorarium 8,000JPY/1 report (only for successful applicants

 

The 24th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (November 9, 2013)
International Symposium "Women’s Grezter Participation in Japan and the World Brings Positive Change"

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1.Date November 9 (Sat.), 2013
2.Venue 2nd Floor Hall, Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center, MOVE
3.Organizer Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW)
City of Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center (MOVE)
4.Language Simultaneous interpreting in Japanese, English and Korean (PartⅡ&PartⅢ)
5.Theme “Women’s Greater Participation in Japan and the World Brings Positive Challenge”
Commemorative program as part of the 50th anniversary of Kitakyushu Municipality and the 20th anniversary of Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women

– KFAW “The 24th Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women”
– City of Kitakyushu “The 7th Seminar and Awarding Ceremony on Kitakyushu Work-Life Balance Promotion for Corporations”
– MOVE Open Seminar “Seminar on Career Advancement for Working Women”

“Promotion of women’s active participation” is one of the major pillars of Japanese Government’s Growth Strategy. It is crucial for the socio-economic revitalization of our country to realize a society where women can fully and actively display their individuality and ability. Nevertheless, promotion of women’s involvement is still behind in Japan, especially in politics and economy.

In this international symposium we invite Ms.Yukako Uchinaga, one of the female business leaders, to share her views how to utilize women’s ability from a strategic standpoint of a corporation. There follows the report of good practices in Norway, where women’s active participations have been successful, by a panelist from Royal Norwegian Embassy. Moreover, initiatives taken in Korea and Kitakyushu are to be presented and panel discussion will be carried out.

6.Program November 9 (Sat.), 2013 13:00-16:00
 13:00-13:05 Opening Ceremony
 13:05-13:35 PartⅠ Awarding Ceremony of Work-Life Balance
 13:35-14:20 PartⅡ Keynote Speech
  “Utilize Women’s Abilities as a Corporation’s Strategy”
      — a Message to Corporations and Women —“
   Ms. Yukako Uchinaga
   (Board Chair, Incorporated Non-profit Organization J-Win)
 14:30-16:00 PartⅢ Panel Discussion
  Panelists
   - Ms. Yukako Uchinaga
    (Board Chair, Incorporated Non-profit Organization J-Win)
   - Mr. Bjorn Midthun
    (Minister-Counselor, Royal Norwegian Embassy)
   - Ms. Mihee Hong
    (Head of Division Policy Research, Incheon Foundation for Women and Family)
   - Ms. Junko Komorita
    (Representative Director, Zm’ken Service Co., Ltd.)
 Coordinator
   - Ms. Mitsuko Horiuchi
    (President, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women)
7.Capacity 500 seats (first-com-and-first-served basis)
8.Expense Participation Fee : Free of charge
9.Application   TEL   093-583-3434
  FAX   093-583-5195
  Email  exchange@kfaw.or.jp

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