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Ibaraki JALT - October 2018 Meeting in Tsukuba

Date:  Sunday, October 2 1 , 2 018 Venue:   Tsukuba Gakuin University (Meeting Room #2) Morning Program:   10:00 – 12:00 Title:   Female foreign language teachers in the Japanese labour movement By:   Julia Kimura, lecturer, Mukogawa Women’s University Abstract/Overview:  Women fill less than half of the permanent full-time jobs in Japan but make up approximately 70 % of the contingent workforce, which includes part-time and contract workers, such as university adjunct professors. Women are also underrepresented in the abour movement, which is notoriously a man’s world, particularly in top leadership positions.  In this talk, I provide an account of women and organized labour in Japan, as well as a de scription of female foreign language teachers from inner circle countries participating in their labour union in west Japan. Afternoon Program:   14:00 – 16:00 Title:   Overcoming challenges in providing support for participants in student exchanges and other study abroad programs By:   K