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Mentor System

JAXA drew up an action plan (the effective period is from April 1, 2016 to March 31 , 2018) based on "The Act on the promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace", so that women can build their major careers and participate actively in a stress-free environment. Further, a career mentor system was introduced. In this system, the mentor (senior colleague) who has abundant knowledge and professional experience will support the mentee (junior colleague) individually. While superiors would only push junior colleagues to achieve organizational goals through instructions and orders, the mentor system is expected to help solve issues in the mentee's career building and support individual growth through interactive communication with experienced mentors. To be more concrete, the mentor and mentee will conference regularly (mentoring), and build a relationship based on trust through which the mentor would listen to the issues and worries that the mentee might have regarding work and back the mentee, so that mentees can solve the issues and overcome their worries by themselves.

Results of past activities

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

“A training session for the JAXA Career Mentors and Mentees”

A training session for employees for the JAXA Career Mentors and Mentees was held.
Venue: Tokyo    Participants: 36 staff members
Monday, November 16, 2015

“Global Mentoring for Female Researchers”

The special lecture by global mentor and group mentoring were held.
Venue: Tsukuba    Participants: 40 staff members
Mentors : Ms. Deborah Vane, Ms. Fujii, Mr. Kuninaka, and Ms. Tokugawa