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[Registration Open] (Webinar) The 105th HGPI Seminar – A Close Look at HGPI’s “Public Opinion Survey on Child-Rearing in Modern Japan” From the Perspective of Gender (June 3, 2022)

[Registration Open] (Webinar) The 105th HGPI Seminar – A Close Look at HGPI’s “Public Opinion Survey on Child-Rearing in Modern Japan” From the Perspective of Gender (June 3, 2022)

Since its start in FY2016, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) Women’s Health Project has conducted surveys aimed at achieving well-being for each woman and has advanced activities for policy recommendations on women’s health through its efforts at Youth Terrace, our reproductive health platform.

In FY2021, the Women’s Health Project conducted “The Public Opinion Survey on Child-Rearing in Modern Japan,” a nationwide online survey of 10,000 men and women ages 25 to 49. Its aim was to identify and propose specific measures that will be necessary and effective for creating a society in which anyone who wants to conceive is able to do so.

The survey results showed there is room for improvement in health literacy for all of society regarding topics like fertility and infertility in men and women, as well as for women specific health concerns. The results also suggested factors related to having children among people who want them include: history of diagnosis and treatment for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); age at first gynecological examination; annual income and employment status; and relationships in communities during childhood and relationships with nearby children later in life. In response to these findings, the Women’s Health Project presented recommendations regarding women’s health from the following four perspectives. 

■ Four perspectives shaped in response to survey results:
Perspective 1: Reinforce support to improve health literacy.
Perspective 2: Establish a system to improve access to gynecologists.
Perspective 3: Provide economic support to people who want to have children and advance work style reforms.
Perspective 4: Provide people with opportunities to interact with children and promote the creation of mechanisms for mutual support in communities.

For a detailed report on the survey results, please visit this link.

The upcoming HGPI seminar will feature Professor Renge Jibu, Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Institute for Liberal Arts and a member of the survey advisory board, who will give a lecture based on the survey report titled, “A Close Look at HGPI’s ‘Public Opinion Survey on Child-Rearing in Modern Japan’ From the Perspective of Gender.”

At the seminar, in addition to issues related to reproductive health and rights education in elementary and middle schools in Japan and the importance of health literacy, Professor Jibu will also explain the survey with a focus on the policy decision-making process based on her past experiences being involved in various policies for topics like gender equality.

 

■Speaker:
Ms. Renge Jibu
(Associate Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

■ Date & Time:
Friday, June 3, 2022; 18:00-19:15 JST

■ Format:
Zoom Webinar

■ Languages:
Japanese

■ Participation fee:
Free

■ Capacity:
500 people


■ Profile:
Ms. Renge Jibu (Associate Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Ms. Renge Jibu was a reporter on economics at Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. for 16 years. She previously served as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan. She assumed her current position in April 2021. Her current public positions related to gender include Member, Specialist Committee on the Implementation and Monitoring of the Basic Plan for Gender Equality, Cabinet Office; Member, Council for Gender Equality, Tokyo Metropolitan Government; and Chairperson, Gender Equality Promotion Council, Toshima City. She possesses a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hitotsubashi University. She has authored several books including Breadwinning Wives And Childrearing Husbands: A Strategic Exchange of Gender Roles Between Couples (Keiso Shobo), Flame War-Free Corporate Communication Strategies: Gender is the New Business Culture (Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.), The Shock of Transitioning to a Gender Equal Country (Shogakukan Inc.), and Popular Dramas through the Lens of Gender: Korea, Japan, the U.S., and Europe (Kobunsha Co., Ltd.).


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