The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


2022 11.25 FRI

International Workshop on Gender and Political Representation in Asia and Beyond, Nov 25 & 26

Women’s political participation and representation in Asia have made significant advances in recent years. Yet, there is still considerable room for improvement. This two-day workshop offers an opportunity for scholars who study issues related to women and politics to share and receive critical feedback on their ongoing research projects, and network with colleagues from all parts of the world.

Dates: November 25 (Fri) and 26 (Sat) 2022
Format: In-person and virtual
Admission: Free (open to the public)
In-person venue: G-Lab East Research Bldg., Keio University (Mita campus,
Online: (registration required)


Day 1 (November 25)
10:00- 10:05 Opening Remarks
Yoshikuni Ono (Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Waseda University) Japan


10:05-11:15 Gender Differences in Japanese Political Media Coverage
Karen Kaminaga (Waseda University)
11:25-12:35 Intrahousehold Welfare: Theory and Application to Japanese Data
Yoko Okuyama (Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Uppsala University)

—Lunch Break—


13:30-14:40 The Gendering Impact of Facebook on Candidates’ Self-presentation
Wang-ying Yang (National Cheng-Chi University)
14:55-16:05 Making Parties Work for Gender Equality: Bounded Political Agency of Party Women
Ki-young Shin (Ochanomizu University)
16:20-17:30 Continuity and Change in Women’s Issue Representation in the Legislature: Evidence from the Korean National Assembly, 1948-2022
Min Hee Go (Ehwa Womans University)

Day 2 (November 26)


10:00-11:10 Widening the Base: Women’s Representation at the Local Level in Indonesia
Sally White (Australian National University)
11:25-12:35 Getting to the Top: Career Paths of Female Ministers in Post-Suharto Indonesia
Ella S. Prihatini (Bina Nusantara University)

—Lunch Break—

13:30-13:35 Welcome Remarks
Yuichiro Anzai (CEO, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)


13:35-14:45 The Political Consequences of the Mental Load
Ana Weeks (University of Bath)
14:55-16:05 The Limited Effects of Gender in Voter Evaluations: Using a Conjoint Experiment in South Korea
Yeosola Kweon (Sungkyunkwan University)
16:20-17:30 Position Congruity Bias: Why Voters in Developing Countries May be Particularly Biased Against Women as Village Leaders
Paul Schuler (University of Arizona)
17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks
Yuko Kasuya (Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Keio University


This workshop is being held as part of “Evidence-Based Policy Research Leading to the Promotion of a Gender-Equal Society,” a research program at the Tokyo Foundation Policy Research.

Takashi Nomura
Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research



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