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Announcement of a Symposium, Asia Pacific Female Journalists Exchange Program “Hasshin!” – A New Era That The Media Creates

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The Gender Equality Bureau of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, will hold a symposium with distinguished female journalists from Japan and Asia Pacific countries.
The symposium will focus on female journalists’ “sending out messages” and “takeoff” -- both terms are “Hasshin” in Japanese. It will feature articles authored by female journalists, their experiences and challenges, and issues to address for further advancement of women in the media.
Participants will have a group discussion and an international get-together with female journalists. In addition to Japan, female journalists from the following countries will take part in the symposium: China, South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand
We look forward to having you with us. To participate, please register at the Cabinet Office website indicated below.

* This symposium is a part of the Asia Pacific Female Journalists Exchange Program.
 Please see here for the report on the program in FY 2018.

1. Date

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 13:00–18:00 (Gate opens at 12:30)

2. Venue

Eminence Hall, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (South Tower, 5th Floor) (2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, access map )

3. Program (subject to change)

First part: Symposium
13:00–13:05Opening remarks
13:05–13:15Outline of the symposium and presentation on a research project regarding the media in Asia Pacific countries
13:15–15:00Panel discussion
Topic: Advancement and Future of Female Journalists
Moderator:
Dr. HAYASHI Kaori (Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
Panelists:
Ms. JIBU Renge (Freelance journalist, Visiting fellow of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo)
Three female journalists and a male one (both numbers are tentative) are to participate in the panel discussion.
15:00–15:20Break
Second part: Opinion exchange
15:20–16:30Opinion exchange with female journalists (group discussion)
16:30–16:40Closing remarks
16:40–16:50Completing a questionnaire
Third part: International get-together
17:00–18:00International get-together

4. Panelists and Moderator

Moderator

Dr. HAYASHI Kaori (Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo)
Currently, Professor of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, with specialty in journalism and the media. Previously, a journalist at the Reuters Tokyo office, an assistant researcher of the Institute of Socio-information and Communication Studies at the University of Tokyo, and a visiting fellow at the University of Bamberg in Germany with a grant from the Humboldt Foundation.

Panelists

Ms. JIBU Renge (Freelance journalist, Visiting fellow of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo)
Freelance journalist and a visiting fellow of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. From 2006 to 2007, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan with a grant from the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan). From 1997 to 2014, a staff writer at Nikkei Business Publications.

*Other distinguished female and male journalists from Japan and Asia Pacific countries are scheduled to participate in the panel discussion.

5. Fee

Free

6. How to register

The Cabinet Office commissioned the operation of the program to Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd. Please contact Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd. for inquiries on the registration.

Click here to register

Contact information:
Public Sector & Corporate Sales Department, Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
Contact people: Ms. Kikuchi, Ms. Endo, and Ms. Kurita
TEL: 03-5402-6478
E-mail: convention_itd@nta.co.jp
Office hour: 9:45–17:45 from Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and national holidays)

7. Notice

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Parking is not available at the venue.)
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Simultaneous English-Japanese interpretation is available.
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Participants with small children are welcome as free day care is available.
(If you wish to register for the day care, please register by 17:00, Friday, November 22 (Japan time). Early registration would be greatly appreciated. The day care capacity is limited.)
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Please note that the media may cover the symposium. Photos taken at the venue may be used for articles on the symposium.

8. Organizer

Gender Equality Bureau of the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan