Freitag, 14. Dezember 2018, 15:00 - 16:30 iCal

Gender Relations in Japan

Reflections on Recent Advancements of Women in the Labour Market, Entrepreneurship, and Changes in Governmental Policy

Harald Conrad (School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield)


Hörsaal C2 (HS) am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 2.6, 1090 Wien


In this lecture, I will first introduce the systems under which Japanese women have historically been subjected to gender control. In particular, I will focus on gender barriers in the Japanese labour market and structural inequalities at home and at work. The second part of my talk will address to which extent recent gov-ernmental policies and changes in company practices and societal discourse have led to an advancement of Japanese women and a weakening of gender inequalities.

Harald Conrad is tenured Sasakawa Senior Lecturer in Japan’s Economy and Management at the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. He holds a PhD in economics from Cologne University, Germany. From 2000 to 2008 he worked in Japan as Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies and Associate Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. His research focuses on Japanese human resource management, social policy, the organi-zation of markets and intercultural business negotiations. His latest journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Social Policy, International Migration, The Japanese Economy, Social Science Japan Journal, Japan Forum, and Japanese Stud-ies.


Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Japanologie


Mag. Angela Kramer
Universität Wien
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften - Japanologie