Events and Activities
Changing Gender Orders and Diversity in Comparative Perspective: Growing Flexibility of Work and Life Strategies
Our speaker, Ilse Lenz, will compare the two conservative gender welfare regimes of Germany and Japan by examining convergences and differences and discuss the main characteristics and the scale of these transformations.
“In most postindustrial societies, we presently experience a transformation from a gender order based on difference to a more flexible one. In the sphere of production, we witness a highly increased women’s labor market participation, based on the support of equal opportunity and diversity schemes. However, a large part of female employees are working in irregular or precarious jobs, and this trend is extending to male wage earners.”
The presentation will be followed by a comment from Glenda S. Roberts, Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies of Waseda University.
October 13, 2016 | 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Ilse Lenz, Professor emeritus at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Glenda Roberts, Professor at Waseda University
The 100 minutes debate will be broadcasted on NHK World’s upcoming “GLOBAL AGENDA” debate program:
- October 1 at 10:10 A.M. / 4:10 P.M. / 10:10 P.M. (JST)
- October 2 at 4:10 A.M. (JST)
From left to right:
Professor at Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Professor at Gakushuin University
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Gerald L. Curtis
Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University
Director, German Institute for Japanese Studies
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd
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To explain this diversity, I elucidate the interaction between isomorphic influences of global frameworks of labour activism and the strategic selection and adoption by different actors in the Japanese labour movement.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 unleashed unprecedented tremors and a devastating tsunami, damaging one million buildings and rendering 300,000 victims displaced and dispossessed. Former home-owners and businesspeople found themselves in the position of seeking loans to rebuild and invest, while being unable to pay off pre-disaster mortgages and debts.
Largely unnoticed outside of Japan, this so-called “double-loan crisis” promoted private and corporate insolvency, threatening financial institutions, jeopardising disaster recovery and entrenching social inequality. Treating issues of property insurance, debtor-creditor, social welfare, charity, financial and insolvency law, this paper examines the situation of the tsunami victims from a legal perspective.
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