TUJ to Co-host a Lecture Series on Sexuality Issues in Japan with Meiji University School of Arts and letters

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and Meiji University School of Arts and Letters in Tokyo are offering a first-of-its-kind joint lecture series entitled “Sexuality Issues — Global Perspectives.” Research presented covers topics including clinical, psychological, sociological, anthropological and cross-cultural perspectives on human sexuality. This first series features speakers from TUJ and Meiji University, and a guest speaker from International Christian University.

Sexuality research in Japan is minimal or nonexistent in many academic fields. Sexual well-being is often ignored or marginalized, even within medicine, psychology and psychotherapy. And sexuality issues are rarely discussed even in Gender Studies. So gender discrimination against women is particularly remained. There is little support for social discussion of sexuality, and the general public’s awareness of issues remains low.

During the process of westernization and modernization in Japan, many Western sexual norms were accepted. And Japan’s male-dominated social structure makes open discourse within academic circles difficult and creates obstacles to conducting sexuality research.

Researchers from TUJ and Meiji University believe that this series of lectures is an important step to building public awareness of sexuality in Japan.

Co-hosted by: Temple University, Japan Campus / Meiji University School of Arts and Letters

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In collaboration with: International Christian University

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Speakers and Lecture Titles

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Vol. 1: “The Introduction to Sexology and Couples Sexual Problems and Clinical Interventions”

Dariusz Skowronski, TUJ
Monday, January 28, 2019 [This event has passed]
Venue: Meiji University, Surugadai Campus

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Vol. 2: “The Customs and the Universe of Meaning of Japanese Sexuality Before the Era of Modernization and Westernization”

Maki Hirayama, Meiji University
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Venue: TUJ, Azabu Hall, The Parliament Student lounge (Access)

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Vol. 3: “An Exploration of (No) Sexual Intimacy in Contemporary Japan and German-speaking Countries: Introducing Interview Results about Sexless Couples”

Alice Pacher, Meiji University
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Venue: TUJ, Azabu Hall, The Parliament Student lounge (Access)

Face photo of Yoshie Moriki

Vol. 4: “Kawanoji-sleeping Practice and Sexuality in the Japanese Families”

Yoshie Moriki, International Christian University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Venue: Meiji University, Surugadai Campus (Access)

Further details are available on the event page.