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KFAW Visiting Researchers’ Past Research Projects



“The Roles of Women in the Recovery of Tsunami – Affected Coastal Communities: A Comparative Study between the Aceh Province of Indonesia and the Tohoku Region of Japan” Kazuko TATSUMI [Co-researcher] Masahiro Yamao, Zulhamsyah IMRAM

“Discourse of “Motherhood” in Modern Taiwan, Province of China” Seiko MIYAZAKI


“A Study on Women Marriage Migration from Transition Countries in Asian Region to Japan: Case Studies from Indo-Chinese Refugee Families and Chinese Families in Japan” Mika HASEBE [Co-researcher] WANG Yang

“Research Analysis and Network Development to Support Bussinesses of Rural Female Entrepreneurs” Kayo OKABE [Co-researcher] Mayumi DAN


“Social Inclusion of Migrant Women and their Children from Thailand and the Philippines” Yuriko SAITO [Co-researcher] Pataya Ruankaew

“Female Criminals and Victims Portrayed by the Japanese Media” Yumi SHIKATA


“The Child Health under Conflict and Disaster Condition in Sri Lanka : Differences between Boys and Girls ”  Ikuko SEKI [Co-researchers] Etsuko KITA, Naomi IMAMURA

“Transnational Migration from Southeast Asia to East Asia and the Transformation of Re-productive Labor”  Reiko OGAWA [Co-researcher]Eun-shil KIM, Frank Tsen-Yung WANG, Hisao Chun LIU


“A Comparative Case Study on the Promotion of Gender Equality Policies: Evaluation on the Positive Action in the Bidding System of Japanese Local Governments”  Harumichi YUASA

“Empirical Study on Community and Gender in Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz”  Junko OTANI [Co-researcher] Takuzo OSUGI, Asuka KAWANO

“Gender Sensitive Budgeting: Issues and Approaches in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, Province of China”  Reina ICHII [Co-researcher] Yasuko MURAMATSU


“What is Japan for the Female Victims Trafficked from the East Asian Countries?”  Akihiko MORITA [Co-researchers] Machiko KAIDA, Lydia TAN

“Female Workers in Japanese Enterprises in Dalian City,China: Their Working Conditions and Corporate Education”  Toshiko HIRATA [Co-researcher] HE Yanxia

“Development of Rights-Based Approach and Women’s Empowerment in Asia”  Hiroko HASHIMOTO [Co-researcher] Atsuko MIWA


“Comparative Studies on Irregularization of Female Workers in Japan and Korea”  Nobuko YOKOTA [Co-researchers] Yoshiko MIYAKE, HWANG Soo

“Study about Measures for HIV/AIDS among Youth and Women in the Philippines and Myanmar”  Yoko TSURUGI

“Poverty, Gender, Law: Access to Justice of Poor Women in Vietnam”  Yasunobu SATO [Co-researchers] PHAM Thi Hue, DANG Bich Thuy, PHAM Thanh Van, Suzuka SUGAWARA


“Women in Myanmar”  Ni Ni Myint

“Life-long Conditions of Health and Gender in India”  Ryoko OSAKA

“Renewable Energy Use and Women in India”  Sachiko WADA


“Politics and Culture in Modern Burma―An Approach by Aun San Suu Kyi”  Kenji INO

“A New Wave of Globalization and a New Subject of Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development: In the Case of Southeast Asian Countries”  Sachiko WADA

“Study on Living Situations of Elderly Women in Shanghai” LI Xiu Ying


“A Study on Medium Stratem in Southeast Asia”  Sachiko WADA

“A Study on Developing Conditions of Social Welfare Policies in China”  LI Xiu Ying

“Present Situation of Women’s Participating in Politics in South East Asia” Keiko TAMURA

Survey and Research Projects

Survey and Research

KFAW researchers conduct research on gender issues in Asian and other countries, and share research results at the Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women, KFAW journal, Ajia Josei Kenkyu, and seminars.


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Visiting Researchers

KFAW invites researchers from outside of KFAW in order to expand the field and geographical area of research. Visiting researchers are selected through an open application procedure every year.


FY2016/17 Visiting Researcher

Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Kitakyushu, Keiko Tsuji-TAMURA
Associate Professor, Kagoshima Prefectural College, Kyoko HIKITA

Research Fellow, Saga Women’s Junior College, Rie KAGE
Associate Professor, Saga Women’s Junior College, Yukari MAEYAMA


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KFAW Asian Researchers Network

KFAW Network of Asian Researchers aims to share research and practical activities conducted by researchers and practitioners in and around Kitakyushu who work on gender issues in Asia and other countries, as well as to expand the KFAW Network.


Program Development

Incidences of dating DV (physical or verbal violence imposed on unmarried partners) are currently increasing, particularly among young people. AT KFAW, researchers and consultants specializing in prevention of DV have gathered to develop a new program aimed at preventing dating DV. They have also been working on training facilitators who specialize in dating DV prevention.



Publication of Journals and Working Papers

Ajia Josei Kenkyu in Japanese and the Journal of Asian Women’s Studies in English
(E-journal) are published annually in order to share research results of KFAW researchers and report on activities of Research Division.
KFAW also publishes the KFAW Working Paper series.