Work-Life Support and Diversity Office



Opportunities for networking and interactions between female researchers and female engineers are highly useful for both groups to share tips related to their personal and professional lives. Through these events, they could also enrich their understanding of the trends in research development and in society, and thereby address issues not only in their common sector, industry, and generation but also those across different sectors and generations. This section introduces examples of domestic and global networking activities promoted by female researchers and engineers in the aerospace field.



14:15-15:25, Thursday, February 25, 2016

Exchange Meeting with the Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center(DLR)

Venue: Tokyo / Participants (Female researchers): 18
Guests: Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board of the DLR
14:00 - 17:00, Saturday, Octber 3, 2015

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"Sorajo" kick-off event organized by the Japanese Rocket Society

Venue: Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Participants: 105 (lecture), 63 (exchange meeting)
13:30-15:00, Thursday, December 4, 2014

International dialogue on “Comparison of work-life balance between the Netherlands and Japan”

Venues: Tokyo (main), Tsukuba, Sagamihara, Chofu / Participants (Staff, Related parties): 22
Guests: Dr. Tanja Masson Zwaan (President of the International Institute of Space Law) and others
10:20 - 12:30, Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Side Event of APRSAF-21
"Asia - Pacific Female Networking For Enpowering Women in Space and Aeronautics"

Venue: Tokyo International Exchange Center (Media Hall) / Participants:60
Click HERE for Program Schedule / Click HERE for Report
15:00 - 17:30, Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Shine Weeks Official Side Event
"Symposium on The Dream and Future of Aerospace Pioneered by Women"

Venue: Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Participants: 103 (lecture), 59 (exchange meeting)
Click HERE for Program Schedule / Click HERE for Report
10:30 -11:30, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Global Networking with WIA etc., Information Exchange Meeting

Venue: Tokyo / Participants (Office Members):4 Guest: Andrea Boese (DLR)
15:30 - 18:00, Friday, July 11, 2014

"Forum of Female Engineers," a gender equality event held by The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan

Venue: Tsukuba Space Center / Participants (Staff, Related parties): 32 / Click HERE for Details
15:00 - 19:00, Thursday, July 3, 2014

Diversity Support Office (DSO) FY 2014 General Assembly, Social Meeting, Exchange Meeting

Venue: National Institute for Materials Science / Participants from JAXA: 3
April 15, 2014 (Tuesday), 10:00 to 11:30

Information Sharing of Global Networking (WIA-Europe)

Venue: Tokyo / Number of participants (employees only): 9 / Guest: Ms. Andrea Boese (DLR)
April 14, 2014 (Monday), 14:30 to 16:30

Information exchange meeting by the Gender Equality Office

Venue: Tokyo (main venue) and Sagamihara / Number of participants (employees only): 7 / Guest: Ms. Andrea Boese (DLR)
March 20, 2014 (Thursday), 13:00 to 16:00

Seminar on Gender Equality: “Gender Equality and its expected Effect in the Aerospace Field”

Venue: Tsukuba (main venue), Sagamihara, Tokyo, Chofu, Chofu Suboffice, Kakuda, Tanegashima
Number of participants (employees only): 72
Lecturers: Ms. Deborah Vane (JPL), Ms. Liliane Baste (CNES), and Ms. Virginie Inguimbert (ONERA)
Exchange meeting (only at Tsukuba): 16:10 to 17:10
February 3, 2014 (Monday), 14:00 to 16:30

Seminar on Gender Equality: “Create the Space Age together”

Venue: Tokyo (main venue) and Tsukuba / Number of participants (employees only): 74
Lecturers: Ms. Mazlan Binti Othman, Former Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, and Ms. Setsuko Aoki, Professor at Keio University