Pregnancy and childbirth are the focus of the performance piece Couvade in the festival’s Shows program. Education around these themes, which also relate to human rights, gender, and sexual diversity, is important for people of all genders. So what is the current state of sex education in Japan? Join gender expert Sakura Furukubo and adolescence advisor Chikako Akata as they discuss the topic of sex education today.
Sakura Furukubo (Director, Human Rights Research Center, Osaka City University)
Chikako Akata (Educator, Children’s Self-Reliance Support Facility)
Kyoto Experiment Co-directors
10.17 (Sun) 15:00-16:30
Director of the Research Center for Human Rights at Osaka City University. She studied Japanese rural women's history at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture. After working as an assistant at Hokkaido University Faculty of Education, she joined the Research Center for Human Rights at Osaka City University and is in charge of gender equality education at the university. She has authored books in Japanese on gender and is director of NPO Women's Action Network. She is also involved in the operation of a web portal which introduces information on feminist magazines and lectures.
Lecturer specialized in Child Independence Support Facilities. Part-time lecturer of Osaka University of Human Sciences and Kyoto Seika University. She specializes in interpersonal relations and comprehensive sex education (including gender and sexuality). As a university student, she started to think about society and the body through contact improvisation. She is currently interested in the Alexander Technique. She has co-authored books in Japanese on art and ethics. Former editor-in-chief of Woman’s Diary.