TIEC International Symposium 2021




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1.Title of the Symposium

The 5th Symposium on Women Can Change the World


The TIEC International Symposium 2021 entitled “Women Can Change the World – Women’s Leadership in Asian-Pacific Region” distributes information on rethinking of women’s leadership development in Asian-Pacific region (Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, Cambodia, and Viet Nam) and leads to an effective discussion about future development of women’s leadership in Asian-Pacific region.



December 4, 2021


Online (Zoom)




English / Japanese with simultaneous translation

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10:30 Greetings
Toshio YOSHINO, Vice President, Japan Student Services Organization
Natsuko KOHARA, President, Showa Women’s University
10:40 Keynote Address
Mariko BANDO, Chancellor, Showa Women’s University
10:55 Session 1: Keynote Speech
Sandra L. HARDING, Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University, Australia
Yunkeum CHANG, President, Sookmyung Women’s University, Republic of Korea
Yasuko SASAKI, President, Ochanomizu University, Japan
11:40-11:45 Break
11:45 Panel Discussion: Discussion by the speakers from Session 1, Q&A
Facilitator: Mariko BANDO, Chancellor, Showa Women’s University
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Session 2: Reports from Alumnae -Educational Experience in Japan and Current Situation of Higher Education for Women in Their Own Countries-
Loch LEAKSMY, Professor, Vice Dean of Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Phan Hai LINH, Associate Professor, Department of Japan Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies USSH Vietnam National University Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Jianxiang HUANG, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People’s Republic of China
14:45-14:50 Break
14:50 Panel Discussion: Discussion by the speakers from Session 2, Q&A
Facilitator: Sumi NISHIKAWA, Professor, International Student Chief Coordinator, Showa Women’s University
15:35-15:50 Break
15:50 Discussion with Audience
Facilitator: Sonoko SHIMA, Vice President, Showa Women’s University
17:00 Closing Remarks
Sonoko SHIMA, Vice President, Showa Women’s University

  • This symposium is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation
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